Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) Position Raised by Teachers Advisors LLC

Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) Position Raised by Teachers Advisors LLC”

Liberum Capital lowered Astrazeneca PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 63,250,780 shares of the company's stock worth $1,969,630,000 after acquiring an additional 4,605,694 shares in the last quarter.

Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of NIKE, Inc. (NASDAQ:YY), its shares were trading at $77.47 a retreat of $-3.05, on the trading floor.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 10.66%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 24.45% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. PVG Asset Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC in the first quarter worth about $8,242,000.

Recent session action on shares of NIKE, Inc. Premier Asset Managment LLC now owns 32,100 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,000,000 after purchasing an additional 1,940 shares during the period. IL increased its holdings in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 62.3% in the second quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 14.17% of the company's stock.

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AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.44/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.42/Share by a difference of $0.02. Investec raised Astrazeneca PLC from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. They set an "outperform" rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Barclays PLC reissued an overweight rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($73.96) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Monday, August 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. Astrazeneca PLC presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $34.20.

Shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) opened at 4913.00 on Monday. Looking at a shorter time period, shares have been seen -12.06% away from the 50 day high and 2.24% off the 50 day low price. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.58 Million.

Many brokerage firm analysts published research note on the company shares. Its revenue totaled $5.07 billion down -6.2% from the previous quarter. Astrazeneca PLC had a return on equity of 35.90% and a net margin of 17.80%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. Analysts forecast that Astrazeneca PLC will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a None dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a GBX 68.90 ($0.93) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%. Astrazeneca PLC's payout ratio is now 44.92%.

AstraZeneca PLC is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world based on sales and is a therapeutic leader in cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, oncology, anesthesia including pain management, central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory products.

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