Why Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) Is In News?


Thomson Reuters, a distinguished brokerage company, has placed a 52-week price target of $34.50 on Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) shares after it surveyed top market analysts. Calculating estimated earnings after taking into consideration different elements, it is predicted to come at $2.47 for the next fiscal and $N/A for underway quarter.

Valuation Estimates

Analysts take into account the price to earnings ratio to estimate the firm’s valuation. This ratio, which is also called as the P/E ratio evaluates the company on relative expense factor. The formula to calculate ratio is stock’s latest price/ per share earnings. The P/E ratio of Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) stands at 38.33.

Analysts also work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio in an attempt to estimate the valuation of a firm. This ratio commonly known as the PEG ratio implies the stock’s valuation compared to earnings growth potential. Investors look to invest in the stocks with a lower PEG ratio. For Astrazeneca PLC Common Stock, the PEG ratio for coming 3-5 years is -13.69.

Technical Analysis

The technical analysis highlights that Astrazeneca PLC Common Stock current is trading $2.05 points away or +6.51% from its 50-day moving average of $31.49. Further it is trading $3.74 or +12.56% away its 200-day moving average of $29.80.

The 52-week high of Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) was $35.04 while lowest point recorded in 52-week was $26.97. It implies if stock price makes a movement of over $-1.50, it will record a new 52-week high. In the case of +24.36% drop, it will touch a new 52-week low.

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