Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Jun 04, '18

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about AZN stock:

  • Is AZN a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold AZN stock today?
  • Is AZN a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are AZN analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are AZN stock buy reasons/signals:

1. AZN forward dividend yield is 3.97%, higher than the industry (0.64%) and sector (0.14%) forward dividend yields.

2. AZN PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.75, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios.

3. AZN average analyst rating is Buy.

Here are AZN stock sell reasons/signals:

1. AZN stock price ($36.81) is close to the 52-week high ($37.20). Perhaps now is a good time to sell?

2. AZN forward P/E ratio is 19.58, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

3. AZN Price/Book ratio is 6.23, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios.

4. AZN short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.67. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on AZN?

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