Simple Moving Averages
Before looking at the financial values or the trading statistics of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), we will start our analysis with the SMA or Simple Moving Average values.
The SMA or Simple Moving Averages are commonly available for 20 Day, 50 Day and 200 Day Simple Moving Averages. For our stock under consideration here, AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) has distance from 20 Day SMA is -1.61% while its distance from 50 day SMA is 2.72%. AZN’s distance from 200 Day SMA is 12.64%.
While looking at the SMA values of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), the 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The 200 SMA is considered so critically important a trend indicator that the event of the 50-day SMA crossing to the downside of the 200-day SMA is referred to as a death cross, signaling a serious bear market in a stock, index or other investment.
Last Trading Day Performance
On the last trading day, AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) lost -0.09% closing at the price of $34.09 while the previous close of AZN was $34.12.
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) traded with the volume of 2.7 Million shares while its average 3 months volume is at 3910 shares.
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) has a market capitalization of 86.25 Billion while its Major Index membership is at 0.
Shares of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) touched the day high at $34.22 while its day Low was at $33.87. In contrast, AZN’s 52 week high hovers at $35.60 with its current distance from 52 week high value is -4.24%. AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) 52 week low value is at $25.55 and its current distance from 52 week low value is 33.42%.
Volatility of the shares is also to be considered while making the investment decisions. As volatility place a very vital role in identifying the risk involved in the particular case. In our current pick, AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) has weekly volatility of 1.02%% while its monthly volatility value is at 1.04%%.
Another indicator of risk for a particular security is “Beta”. A beta approximates the overall volatility of a security’s returns against the returns of a relevant benchmark (usually the S&P 500 is used). Currently AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) has beta value of 0.74. This Beta value of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) shows that it has historically moved 74% for every 100% move in the benchmark.
For making investment decisions, Financial Ratios play a vital role. There is a large variety of Financial Ratios that can be considered while making an investment decision but here in the case of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), we will discuss a few.
Annual Dividend Yield of AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) stands at 5.57%.
Price to Earning P/E ratio and Forward P/E stand at 25.46 and 17.85 respectively.
AstraZeneca PLC’s Quick Ratio shows the value of 0.6.
Debt to Equity ratio stands at 1.34 while Long Term Debt To Equity Ratio flashes the value of 1.12.