Astrazeneca plc ADR (NASDAQ: AZN)’s stock price has gone rise by 1.06 in comparison to its previous close of 63.13, however, the company has experienced a -0.45% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. Reuters reported 2023-11-16 that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved AstraZeneca’s drug capivasertib in combination with an older drug, providing another treatment option for patients with the most common type of breast cancer.
Is It Worth Investing in Astrazeneca plc ADR (NASDAQ: AZN) Right Now?
The price-to-earnings ratio for Astrazeneca plc ADR (NASDAQ: AZN) is 33.74x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for AZN is 0.50. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 24 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price recommended by analysts for Astrazeneca plc ADR (AZN) is $81.39, which is $17.59 above the current market price. The public float for AZN is 3.10B and currently, short sellers hold a 0.29% of that float. On November 17, 2023, AZN’s average trading volume was 5.27M shares.
AZN’s Market Performance
AZN stock saw a decrease of -0.45% in the past week, with a monthly decline of -2.21% and a quarterly a decrease of -6.81%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.52%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.51% for Astrazeneca plc ADR (AZN). The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.24% for AZN’s stock, with a simple moving average of -7.56% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of AZN
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AZN stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for AZN by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for AZN in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $80 based on the research report published on September 25, 2023 of the current year 2023.
AZN Trading at -3.24% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought AZN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -16.67% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 1.51%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.52%, as shares sank -0.96% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -6.18% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, AZN fell by -0.45%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.38% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $63.62. In addition, Astrazeneca plc ADR saw -5.90% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Stock Fundamentals for AZN
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +11.41 for the present operating margin
- +63.36 for the gross margin
The net margin for Astrazeneca plc ADR stands at +7.41. The total capital return value is set at 7.69, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.30. Equity return is now at value 16.30, with 6.20 for asset returns.
Based on Astrazeneca plc ADR (AZN), the company’s capital structure generated 78.93 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 44.11. Total debt to assets is 30.30, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 63.96. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 35.75.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.78, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.13. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.88 and the total asset turnover is 0.46. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.86.
To wrap up, the performance of Astrazeneca plc ADR (AZN) has been bad in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.