AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) insider Nazneen Rahman acquired 39 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 4,370 ($56.93) per share, for a total transaction of £1,704.30 ($2,220.30).

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) traded up 2.88% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 4449.50. 2,219,873 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s market cap is GBX 56.33 billion. AstraZeneca plc has a one year low of GBX 3,996.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,520.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 5,187.89 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,861.95.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued a GBX 68.90 ($0.90) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on AZN. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 5,600 ($72.95) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG set a GBX 5,150 ($67.09) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 6,000 ($78.17) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 5,189.30 ($67.60).

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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