AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Receives “Buy” Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) in a research report report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 4,800 ($61.99) target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on AZN. Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc from GBX 5,350 ($69.09) to GBX 5,700 ($73.61) and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. HSBC Holdings plc restated a reduce rating and issued a GBX 4,200 ($54.24) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Monday, May 15th. Shore Capital upgraded shares of AstraZeneca plc to a hold rating and set a GBX 4,800 ($61.99) price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Berenberg Bank raised their price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc from GBX 5,670 ($73.23) to GBX 5,850 ($75.55) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a GBX 4,700 ($60.70) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Saturday, May 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 4,963.82 ($64.11).

AstraZeneca plc (LON AZN) opened at 4899.00 on Monday. The company’s market cap is GBX 62.02 billion. AstraZeneca plc has a 52 week low of GBX 3,996.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 5,520.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 4,571.40 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 4,878.32.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by $1.01. AstraZeneca plc had a net margin of 8.83% and a return on equity of 14.36%. On average, analysts expect that AstraZeneca plc will post $3.75 earnings per share for the current year.

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The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a dividend of GBX 68.90 ($0.89) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th.

In other news, insider Nazneen Rahman bought 39 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,370 ($56.44) per share, with a total value of £1,704.30 ($2,201.08).

About AstraZeneca plc

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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