AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC reiterated their overweight rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) in a report issued on Wednesday, July 26th. They currently have a GBX 6,300 ($81.79) price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.40) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Friday, April 7th. Kepler Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,000 ($64.91) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 5,100 ($66.21) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a GBX 5,670 ($73.61) price objective on AstraZeneca plc and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 4,932.67 ($64.04).

Shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 4467.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,126,070 shares. AstraZeneca plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,996.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,520.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 4,863.89 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 4,868.98. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 56.56 billion.

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The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a GBX 68.90 ($0.89) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%.

In other AstraZeneca plc news, insider Nazneen Rahman acquired 39 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 4,370 ($56.73) per share, with a total value of £1,704.30 ($2,212.51).

AstraZeneca plc Company Profile

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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