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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) which is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major, gaining 0.76% today. In the last week its performance is 9.19%, and 6.51% for the past quarter. Currently, AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has a target price of 34.41, so today’s gain of 0.76% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.00%.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), has a market cap of 76901.76, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 10.80%.

At the current price of 30.42, it has a dividend yield of 6.25%, and its target price is 34.41. This is with a profit margin of 11.80%, and total debt/equity of 1.11. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has a P/E of 26.34, as well as a forward P/E of 12.92.

With a current EPS of 1.16, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at -3.68%,AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -16.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be -1.00%.

Performance for the year is -2.69%. Since its IPO date on 5/17/1993, the total performance to date is -7.50%.

Volume today for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), is 4050249, while its average volume is 4239.2. Whilst the total gain today was 0.76%, it did have a day high of 0.60%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.05%, and 1.71% for the month. The 52-week low for AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has been 12.79%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.96%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 11.50%, and its return on assets is 5.00%. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has an operating margin of 17.00%. With a sales growth of 1.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that AstraZeneca PLC, AZN is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.96, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of AstraZeneca PLC? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 3.11, along with a P/B of 5.22. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 18.76.

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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