AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Given "Buy" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG

AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Given

AZN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -8.75%.

The company surged 0.77% and closed its last trading session at $32.42. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 814,687 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $36,694,000 after acquiring an additional 5,210 shares in the last quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 13,000 shares of the company's stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of BCE by 4.1% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 377,735 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $17,014,000 after acquiring an additional 14,777 shares in the last quarter. Next Financial Group, Inc added to its stake by buying 115 shares an increase of 1.8% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Share performance for the month is now at 3.64%.

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A number of research firms have recently issued reports on AZN. Barclays reiterated an "overweight" recommendation and fixed a GBX 5,500 ($74.15) target price on the stock of AstraZeneca in a study note on early Tue, Aug 1st. Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Astrazeneca PLC from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Argus assumed coverage on shares of BCE in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. On July 27 the stock rating was downgraded to "Market Perform" from "Outperform" in a statement from Leerink Swann. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 5,041.09 ($67.97). Next Financial Group, Inc controls 6,463 shares valued at $220,000,000. (NYSE:BCE) opened at 47.75 on Thursday.

Shares are trading at $32.67 which is a tad above $30.33, the stock's 50 day moving average and a tad above the 200 day moving average of $31.81. AstraZeneca plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,996.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 5,520.00.

Astrazeneca PLC now has a P/E ratio of 21.43 and the market cap of the company is 82.72B. The utilities provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.67 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $5.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.04 billion. BCE had a return on equity of 21.08% and a net margin of 12.85%. Astrazeneca PLC's revenue for the quarter was down 9.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.83 EPS.

AZN's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale improved from 1.67 thirty days ago to 1.75 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a dividend of GBX 68.90 ($0.93) per share. AstraZeneca PLC is given 2 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 1 holds. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 9th of August 2017.

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BCE Inc is a communications company.

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