AstraZeneca (LON:AZN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Liberum Capital in a note issued to investors on Thursday, January 18th. They presently have a GBX 5,000 ($69.08) target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Liberum Capital’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 2.88% from the stock’s current price.
A number of other research firms have also recently commented on AZN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 5,500 ($75.99) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 5,780 ($79.86) target price on AstraZeneca and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of AstraZeneca in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. HSBC lifted their target price on AstraZeneca from GBX 4,340 ($59.96) to GBX 4,380 ($60.51) and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, UBS Group set a GBX 4,550 ($62.86) target price on AstraZeneca and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 5,211.65 ($72.00).
AstraZeneca (LON AZN) opened at GBX 4,860 ($67.15) on Thursday. AstraZeneca has a 52-week low of GBX 4,260 ($58.86) and a 52-week high of GBX 5,520 ($76.26). The company has a market cap of $61,540.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,858.82.
In other news, insider Philip A. J. Broadley bought 415 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 4,846 ($66.95) per share, with a total value of £20,110.90 ($27,785.16).
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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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