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AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) closed its last session at $33.16. The Holowesko Partners Ltd holds 1.90 million shares with $64.30M value, down from 2.12 million last quarter.

AZN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Globenewswire.com's article titled: "21Vianet Group, Inc.to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial ..." and published on February 26, 2018 is yet another important article. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in AstraZeneca by 11.1% in the fourth quarter.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 5.87 million shares versus an average volume of 7.11 million shares during last trading session. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of AstraZeneca by 7.1% in the third quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 36,325 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,260,000 after acquiring an additional 6,353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Bank & Trust Co lifted its holdings in shares of AstraZeneca by 2.1% in the third quarter.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 44 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 3,890,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,820,000. 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 capitalization of $82,610.00, a PE ratio of 28.10, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.75.

The company's ATR (Average True Range) is 0.67.

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. AstraZeneca had a return on equity of 34.74% and a net margin of 13.36%. The company had revenue of $5.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.49 billion. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 1 by TD Securities.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.32 Billion for the current quarter. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of GBX 133.60 ($1.85) per share. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as AZN has 4.22% dividend yield. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. AstraZeneca's dividend payout ratio is 116.10%. Citigroup reiterated a buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a GBX 5,000 ($69.08) target price on shares of AstraZeneca in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein increased their price objective on shares of AstraZeneca from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) analysts on average have given a price target of $134.88 on AZN stock.

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AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. They are engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of ethical (prescription) pharmaceuticals and agricultural products, and the supply of healthcare services.

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