AstraZeneca (AZN) Rating Reiterated by Leerink Swann

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Leerink Swann in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $36.00 price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of $33.00. Leerink Swann’s target price indicates a potential upside of 1.58% from the company’s previous close. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for AstraZeneca’s FY2022 earnings at $3.15 EPS.

Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $38.00 price objective on shares of AstraZeneca and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Citigroup upgraded shares of AstraZeneca to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AstraZeneca in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AstraZeneca from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of AstraZeneca in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.48.

Shares of AstraZeneca (AZN) opened at $35.44 on Thursday. AstraZeneca has a 1 year low of $26.51 and a 1 year high of $35.92. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market cap of $88,812.73, a PE ratio of 8.37, a P/E/G ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.72.

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.55. AstraZeneca had a net margin of 15.90% and a return on equity of 34.02%. The business had revenue of $6.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.32 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that AstraZeneca will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FTB Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in AstraZeneca by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 6,471 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in AstraZeneca by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Logan Capital Management Inc. now owns 22,327 shares of the company’s stock valued at $761,000 after purchasing an additional 377 shares in the last quarter. Veritable L.P. lifted its holdings in AstraZeneca by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 6,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $234,000 after purchasing an additional 419 shares in the last quarter. Rikoon Group LLC lifted its holdings in AstraZeneca by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Rikoon Group LLC now owns 35,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,219,000 after purchasing an additional 450 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Moors & Cabot Inc. lifted its holdings in AstraZeneca by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 17,940 shares of the company’s stock valued at $610,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 14.75% of the company’s stock.

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AstraZeneca Company Profile

AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold. The Company focuses on three main therapy areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory, while selectively pursuing therapies in Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience.

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