Liberum Downgrades Rating On Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)

Liberum Downgrades Rating On Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)

Investors are feeling more bullish on Astrazeneca PLC recently if you evaluate the fall in short interest. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The fund owned 25,026 shares of the company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Finally, Hayek Kallen Investment Management acquired a new stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $211,000. The fund purchased 189,570 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $6,462,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 24.3% in the second quarter.

AZN has been the topic of several research reports.

What Historical Figures Say About AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)? Investec upgraded shares of Astrazeneca PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.

Liberum Capital has downgraded AstraZeneca PLC (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) from Buy to Hold in a report released on 9/14/2017. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Friday, September 23 by Piperjaffray.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

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The company is so far trading down from yesterday's close of 33.42. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a neutral rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Monday, June 5th.

Turning to Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT), its shares were trading at $4.41 a retreat of $-0.43, on the trading floor. The firm's 50-day moving average is $28.14 and its 200-day moving average is $29.92. AstraZeneca plc has a 1-year low of GBX 3,996.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 5,520.00. The company has a market capitalization of $82.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.40 and a beta of 0.74.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) opened at 4735.00 on Tuesday. The dividend payment was $0.225 per share for the quarter which comes to $0.90 on an annualized basis. The firm had revenue of $5.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.04 billion. Astrazeneca PLC had a return on equity of 35.90% and a net margin of 17.80%. The company's revenue was down 9.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $0.39 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $1.69. On average, analysts forecast that Astrazeneca PLC will post $1.82 EPS for the current year. The company also announced a dividend that was paid on Mon Sep 11, 2017. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th were given a dividend of GBX 68.90 ($0.89) per share. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 9th of August 2017. This dividend represents a yeild of $2.79 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price.

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Bluestein R H & Company decreased Astrazeneca Plc Sp Adr (AZN) stake by 66.38% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in various therapy areas, including respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune disease (RIA), cardiovascular and metabolic disease (CVMD) and oncology, as well as in infection, neuroscience and gastrointestinal areas.

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