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Astrazeneca PLC

AstraZeneca PLC, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of prescription medicines.

Astrazeneca stock last closed at $68.47, up 0.19% from the previous day, and has increased 24.97% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Drug Manufacturers - General industry by 0.01 percentage points. Astrazeneca stock is currently +30.05% from its 52-week low of $52.65, and -4.5% from its 52-week high of $71.70.

There are currently 1.55B AZN shares outstanding. The market cap of AZN is $211.98B. In the last 24 hours, 3.53M AZN shares were traded.

How to Buy Astrazeneca Stock

Not sure how to invest in Astrazeneca stock? Here's how.
  1. Figure out where to buy Astrazeneca stock: You need to choose a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've analyzed dozens of stock brokerages and apps to help you decide where to buy Astrazeneca stock.
  2. Sign up for your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've found. It's the best place to buy AZN stock.
  3. Fund your investment account: Select your method of payment and add your details.
  4. Evaluate Astrazeneca stock: The Astrazeneca ticker symbol is AZN. Is Astrazeneca stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of AZN? How do AZN's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Astrazeneca is a good buy? Why has AZN's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock research tools can help you decide if AZN is a good stock to buy).
  5. Make your AZN buy order: Decide if you will purchase AZN shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase AZN shares at a specific price.
  6. Get the latest scoop on your AZN investment: Create a watchlist to keep track of your new investment in Astrazeneca stock.

Step 1: Figure out where to buy Astrazeneca stock

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Step 2: Sign up for your brokerage account

Now that you've selected your brokerage, you'll need to fill out some personal details so you can invest in AZN today.

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Step 4: Evaluate Astrazeneca stock

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Astrazeneca quick stats

AZN Price
$68.47
1w %
3.48%
1y %
24.97%
5y %
112.84%
P/E
123.37x
P/B
6.03x
P/S
4.69x
PEG
1.26x
Revenue
$45.15B
Earnings
$2.04B
Fore. Rev. Growth
3.88%
Fore. Earn. Growth
98.26%
Market Cap
$211.98B
Next Earnings
Feb 2, 2023
Next Dividend
N/A

Fundamentals of Astrazeneca

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on AZN's stock page.

How is AZN stock valued?

You can use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge AZN's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations measures:

  • AZN may be overvalued based on its P/E ratio of 123.37x, relative to Drug Manufacturers - General industry P/E ratio of 32.05x
  • AZN may be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 6.03x, relative to Drug Manufacturers - General industry P/B ratio of 5.61x
  • AZN could be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 1.26x

You can access additional valuation analysis on AZN's stock here.

How do AZN Financials look?

Pros:

  • Total AZN debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • AZN's operating cash flow of $8.83B allows it to safely service it's debt of $29.30B.

Cons:

  • There are more long-term liabilities than short-term assets on the AZN balance sheet.
  • There are more short-term liabilities than short-term assets on the AZN balance sheet.
  • AZN earnings of $2.40B is not enough to cover its interest payments.
  • AZN profit margin of X% has stayed the same in the past year.
  • AZN has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.68.

Do analysts think it's a good time to buy AZN stock

Out of 4 Equities analysts who monitor AZN, the consensus analyst rating on Astrazeneca is a Buy

Should I buy or sell AZN stock?

Based on 4 analysts offering ratings for Astrazeneca PLC.
Buy
Strong Buy
1 analysts 25%
Buy
1 analysts 25%
Hold
2 analysts 50%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Most Recent AZN Analyst Upgrades/Downgrades

Andrew Berens, a bottom 3% analyst from SVB Leerink maintains AZN with a buy rating and raises their AZN price target from $78.00 to $79.00, on Nov 14, 2022.

John Eade, a top 12% analyst from Argus Research upgrades AZN to a strong buy rating and announces their AZN price target of $75.00, on Aug 29, 2022.

Elmar Kraus, a top 29% analyst from DZ Bank upgrades AZN to a hold rating, on Feb 11, 2022.

Peter Welford, a bottom 23% analyst from Jefferies downgrades AZN to a hold rating, on Dec 7, 2021.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Astrazeneca stock forecast page.

AZN Technical Indicators

SMA10
66.59
SMA20
64.7
SMA50
59.47
SMA100
61.76
SMA200
63.16
MACD
2.33
MACD Signal
2.13
MACD Histogram
0.2
RSI
78.87
Stochastic %K
95.77
Stochastic %D
93.46
StochRSI %K
99.31
StochRSI %D
86.1

Is AZN Making Money?

Last year, AZN earnings were $2.04B. Over the past 5 year, AZN's earnings have gone up by -16.89% per year. This was slower than the Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 14.45%.

Last year, AZN revenue was $45.15B. In the last 5 year, AZN's revenue has increased by 15.18% per year. This was faster than the Drug Manufacturers - General industry average of 8.2%.

Find out more about AZN's earnings and revenue performance here.

Are AZN executives and large shareholders buying or selling the stock?

Over the past year, executives and large shareholders at AZN have not bought or sold any shares.

Learn more about who owns AZN shares here.

Can I rely on AZN as an income stream?

Astrazeneca pays a dividend of 2.12%, compared to the Drug Manufacturers - General industry's average dividend yield of 3%. If you owned $1,000 of AZN stock, you would have received $21.18 in the past 12 months.

Astrazeneca dividend payments have not consistently grown over the past decade and have not remained stable.

Dig into more analysis about Astrazeneca dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Make your AZN buy order

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best possible price.
    Market orders are generally sufficient.
  • Limit order: A limit order enables you to buy or sell a stock at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be certain you're buying or selling at a particular dollar amount limit, use a limit order.

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Step 6: Get the latest scoop on your AZN investment

Now that you own some AZN shares, you'll want to keep up with your shares.

Put AZN on a watchlist to get notified of important updates regarding your AZN stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Astrazeneca

To summarize, here are the 6 steps for buying Astrazeneca stock:

  1. Figure out where to buy Astrazeneca stock
  2. Sign up for your brokerage account
  3. Fund your investment account
  4. Evaluate Astrazeneca stock
  5. Make your AZN buy order
  6. Get the latest scoop on your AZN investment

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NASDAQ: AZN
$68.47+0.13 (+0.19%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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NASDAQ: AZN
$68.47+0.13 (+0.19%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Astrazeneca share?

As of Dec 2, 2022, it costs $68.47 to buy one share of Astrazeneca stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Astrazeneca stock?

According to 4 Wall Street analysts who monitor Astrazeneca, their consensus recommendation is to buy Astrazeneca stock.

What is the best way to buy Astrazeneca stock?

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