AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) had its price objective trimmed by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from GBX 3,900 ($50.44) to GBX 3,800 ($49.15) in a research report report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has a sell rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

AZN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Barclays PLC restated an overweight rating and set a GBX 6,000 ($77.60) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Shore Capital reiterated a sell rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Thursday, May 4th. HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a reduce rating and set a GBX 4,200 ($54.32) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Friday, May 5th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a neutral rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC dropped their price target on AstraZeneca plc from GBX 4,900 ($63.37) to GBX 4,700 ($60.79) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 4,892.19 ($63.27).

AstraZeneca plc (LON AZN) opened at 4592.50 on Wednesday. AstraZeneca plc has a one year low of GBX 3,996.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,520.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 58.14 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 4,644.61 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,870.16.

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

In other AstraZeneca plc news, insider Nazneen Rahman acquired 39 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 4,370 ($56.52) per share, with a total value of £1,704.30 ($2,204.22).

About AstraZeneca plc

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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