AstraZeneca plc's (LON:AZN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

AstraZeneca PLC

AstraZeneca plc's (LON:AZN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $38.73. Moneta Group Inc Invest Ltd invested in 0.09% or 7,563 shares. (NYSE:AVT) has declined 4.87% since July 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.41% the S&P500. Barclays PLC reissued an "overweight" rating and set a GBX 6,000 ($78.17) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Friday, April 28th. This is 26.54% from the current price.

Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN)'s stock had its "hold" rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Cowen and Company in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

AstraZeneca plc Company Profile AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. On December 9 the company was upgraded from "Market Perform" to "Outperform" by analysts at Leerink Swann. Intrust Bank Na sold 14,217 shares as the company's stock rose 16.26% with the market.

The P/E ratio is now 21.509 and market capitalization is 72.71B. The Firm focuses on three main therapy areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory, while selectively pursuing therapies in Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience.

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Monday. Therefore 58% are positive. Mckinley Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.72B market cap company. AstraZeneca PLC's 50-day average is 5,211.86GBX and its two hundred day average is 4,860.16GBX. After having $0.99 EPS previously, AstraZeneca plc (ADR)'s analysts see -55.56 % EPS growth.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Greenleaf Trust Buys New Stake in Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)" was first reported by Community Financial News and is the sole property of of Community Financial News. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.65) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, March 15 by Jefferies. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, May 12.

On September 23, 2016 PiperJaffray added AZN to its research portfolio by announcing an initial rating of "Overweight". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Shore Capital. BNP Paribas maintained it with "Outperform" rating and GBX 5500 target in Thursday, July 23 report.

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About 985,675 shares traded.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) traded down 15.41% on Friday, hitting GBX 4325.00.

Since February 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 20 insider sales for $17.03 million activity. $139,536 worth of Avnet, Inc. MOISON FRANCK J also sold $2.03 million worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Tuesday, February 14. (NYSE:CVS) stake by 255,791 shares and now owns 6.06M shares. The insider Deoras Mukul sold 2,418 shares worth $176,901.

Masters Capital Management Llc decreased Wal (NYSE:WMT) stake by 700,000 shares to 300,000 valued at $20.74M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Microchip Tech Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) stake by 35,381 shares and now owns 56,135 shares. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of HSY in report on Wednesday, September 16 to "Overweight" rating.

Among 8 analysts covering Avnet Inc. Therefore 45% are positive. Avnet Inc. had 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shares for $103,950 were sold by BADIE RONALD P on Thursday, May 11. On Monday, February 8 the stock rating was downgraded by HBSC to "Hold". Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Friday, October 28. Suntrust Robinson downgraded Avnet, Inc. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th.

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