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Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Price Target Raised to $34.00

The company has market cap of $117.56 million. About 23,548 shares traded.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Upgraded to Outperform by Credit Suisse Group" was reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a GBX 3,700 ($45.92) price target on AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. The institutional investor held 24,487 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.31 million, down from 73,683 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has a market cap of $87.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.64 and a beta of 0.76. The stock declined 1.05% or $0.36 reaching $34.03 per share.

Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) traded down 0.29% during trading on Monday, hitting $34.52. $659,615 worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) shares were sold by MacQuillan Sandra.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. 9 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. Legal And General Public Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) for 6,622 shares. Bank Of Mellon owns 121,235 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Com holds 15,293 shares. 12,080 were accumulated by Cortland Assocs Inc Mo. Tirschwell Loewy holds 17,818 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc reported 0.04% stake. Fort Washington Investment Advsr Inc Oh stated it has 1.43% in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). Numeric Invsts Limited Liability has 0.03% invested in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS). Calamos Limited Co owns 956,256 shares or 0.62% of their U.S. portfolio.

Sensato Investors Llc increased Trinseo S A (NYSE:TSE) stake by 46,800 shares to 144,900 valued at $9.96 million in 2017Q2. 2,865 were accumulated by Roof Eidam And Maycock Adv. "Q1 Profit Advances 1%" on October 20, 2017. Benzinga.com's news article titled: "Boosted By Keytruda, Citi Upgrades Merck To Buy For The First Time Ever" with publication date: October 18, 2017 was also an interesting one. Four equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, fourteen equity analysts rating the company a buy, thirteen equity analysts rating the company a hold, two equity analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally one equity analyst rating the company a sell with a one year target of 61.96GBX. Therefore 50% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 31 by S&P Research. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Monday, May 2. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Neutral". The company was downgraded on Friday, October 20 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by Pritchard Capital. The rating was downgraded by Needham to "Hold" on Wednesday, November 4. White Pine Limited Company stated it has 21,000 shares. The value of the total investment in Astrazeneca PLC went from $1,084,000 to $1,063,000 decreasing 1.9% quarter over quarter. It also reduced its holding in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 5,925 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,375 shares, and cut its stake in Spectra Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:SEP). Liberum Capital upgraded AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) on Friday, November 25 to "Buy" rating. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC lifted its position in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 0.7% during the second quarter. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 38 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 0, a price to book ratio of 43.81, and a price to sales ratio of 12.95. After $0.87 actual EPS reported by AstraZeneca plc (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.53% negative EPS growth.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN)'s stock had its "overweight" rating reissued by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Monday. Therefore 58% are positive. The firm has "Hold" rating by Needham given on Monday, September 25.

Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. On Wednesday, September 14 the stock rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to "Neutral".

On September 7 analysts at BMO Capital started covering the stock giving it an initial rating of "Outperform". Jefferies upgraded AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) on Monday, September 12 to "Buy" rating. TH Capital upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Wednesday, December 16 report.



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