How Are AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Earnings Expectations Changing For Q3 2017?


The analysts offering 12 month price targets for AstraZeneca PLC have a median target of $32.23, with a high estimate of $49.85 and a low estimate of $25.48. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC during the second quarter worth about $105,000. The stock's market capitalization is GBX 56.42 billion. Nordea downgraded the shares of AZN in report on Monday, November 2 to "Hold" rating. However it has a net margin of 17.80%. COTY closed at price of $19.48 after 2.57 million shares traded at hands.

Highland Capital Management Lp, which manages about $15.04B and $2.13B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 3.35 million shares to 80,300 shares, valued at $3.09M in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

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Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) shares have experienced a recent steady downtrend, causing some concern for shareholders. Investec raised Astrazeneca PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Tompkins Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 67.0% in the first quarter. UBS AG set a GBX 5,150 ($66.86) target price on AstraZeneca plc and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 63,250,780 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,969,630,000 after buying an additional 4,605,694 shares during the last quarter. The business had revenue of $5.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.04 billion. Pareto Securities raised Astrazeneca PLC from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Leerink Swann downgraded Astrazeneca PLC from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and cut their price target for the stock from $36.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. The ASX listed company saw a recent bid of 0.52 and 323232 shares have traded hands in the session. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. Barclays PLC restated an "overweight" rating on shares of Astrazeneca PLC in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a reduce rating and set a GBX 4,200 ($54.52) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 34,310,950 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,068,443,000 after buying an additional 8,330,675 shares during the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 11,081,856 shares of the company's stock worth $377,780,000 after buying an additional 9,160,764 shares during the last quarter. Astrazeneca PLC's quarterly revenue was down 9.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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Wall Street analysts have a consensus 1.70 recommendation on the stock. The institutional investor held 27,688 shares of the finance company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.02 million, up from 22,738 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a GBX 68.90 ($0.91) dividend. The company achieved year to date performance of 6.52% and disseminated yield of -1.82% for the past six months. The original version of this news story can be viewed at

Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN). The Company focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold. The stock of AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Piper Jaffray. The Firm 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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