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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)?

The company in question is, AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) currently with a stock price of 33.61 (-0.03% today). The market cap for AstraZeneca PLC is 85120.12, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers РMajor industry. The target price for AstraZeneca PLC is 34.5. Currently AstraZeneca PLC is trading with a P/E of 38.29, and a forward P/E of 14.88. Average volume for AstraZeneca PLC is 6074.37 and so far today it is 2236233.

Performance in the last year for AstraZeneca PLC has been 4.30%. For EPS growth, AstraZeneca PLC has seen a growth of 128.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -8.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -16.70% over the last five years and could be -1.00% for the next five years. AstraZeneca PLC has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -11.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -100.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.26%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.09%.

Since the IPO date for AstraZeneca PLC on the 5/17/1993, AstraZeneca PLC has seen performance year to date to be 3.60%. With AstraZeneca PLC trading at 33.61, the dividend yield is 2.68%, and the EPS is 0.88.

So could AstraZeneca PLC, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 38.29. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 3.54 and the P/B is at 6.28. The P/cash is 18.32, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

AstraZeneca PLC ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.22, and total debt/equity at 1.3.

In terms of margins, AstraZeneca PLC has a gross margin of 82.20%, an operating margin of 15.00% and a profit margin of 9.20%.Payout ratio for AstraZeneca PLC is 159.40%. Return on assets come to 3.70% with return on investment coming to 11.50%.

Insider ownership for AstraZeneca PLC, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 11.20%. Outstanding shares are at 2531.83. While shares float is 2503.33. The float short is currently 1.15%, and short ratio is 4.73.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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