AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN)’s share price traded up 2.1% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as GBX 5,068 ($67.22) and last traded at GBX 5,061 ($67.13). 2,453,236 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 6% from the average session volume of 2,304,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 4,955 ($65.72).

Several equities analysts have weighed in on AZN shares. UBS AG set a GBX 5,150 ($68.31) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc from GBX 5,000 ($66.32) to GBX 4,700 ($62.34) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 3,900 ($51.73) price target on shares of AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 5,111.27 ($67.80).

The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 4,692.03 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 4,893.11. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 64.52 billion.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a GBX 68.90 ($0.91) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a yield of 1.35%.

In related news, insider Nazneen Rahman purchased 39 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,370 ($57.97) per share, with a total value of £1,704.30 ($2,260.64).

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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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