The shares of AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has been pegged with a rating of Sell by UBS in its latest research note that was published on April 2nd, 2019. UBS wasnâ€™t the only research firm that published a report of AstraZeneca PLC, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Exane BNP Paribas advised investors in its research note published on February 5th, 2019, to Outperform the AZN stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from Shore Capital when it published its report on January 25th, 2019. The stock was given Hold rating by Jefferies in its report released on December 11th, 2018. Guggenheim was of a view that AZN is Buy in its latest report on October 9th, 2018. Jefferies thinks that AZN is worth Hold rating. This was contained in the firmâ€™s report on August 16th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 1 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 3 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $45.77. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 14.31% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stockâ€™s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 34.25.
The shares of the company dipped by -1.28% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $39.27 while ending the day at $39.30. During the trading session, a total of 3.33 million shares were traded which represents a 39.04% incline from the average session volume which is 5.47M shares. AZN had ended its last session trading at 39.81. AstraZeneca PLC currently has a market cap of $101.97B, while its P/E ratio stands at 46.24, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 4.62, with a beta of 0.51. AstraZeneca PLC debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.53, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.80. AZN 52-week low price stands at $34.38 while its 52-week high price is $43.29.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.79 earnings per share which is above the $0.76 predicted by most analysts. The AstraZeneca PLC generated $6,417.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $6,266.28 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.35 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firmâ€™s revenue was up by 55.7%. AstraZeneca PLC has the potential to record 0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Guggenheim published a research note on April 12th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) is now rated as Neutral. Exane BNP Paribas also rated CCI as Initiated on February 5th, 2019, with its price target of $115 suggesting that CCI could down by -1.96% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $127.40/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -2.19% to reach $122.21/share. It started the day trading at $127.52 and traded between $123.69 and $124.61 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that CCIâ€™s 50-day SMA is 123.18 while its 200-day SMA stands at 113.70. The stock has a high of $130.60 for the year while the low is $98.85. The companyâ€™s P/E ratio currently sits at 92.65, while the P/B ratio is 4.28. At the moment, only of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) shares were sold short. The companyâ€™s average trading volume currently stands at 1.88M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.59 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -4.02%. Looking further, the stock has raised 16.02% over the past 90 days while it gained 18.73% over the last six months.
The change in the stockâ€™s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc sold more CCI shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.56% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc selling -295,834 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 52,160,629 shares of CCI, with a total valuation of $6,676,560,512. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more CCI shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $2,611,313,920 worth of shares. Capital Research Management Co followed the path by increasing its CCI portfolio by +7.65% in the quarter. This means that Capital Research Management Co bought 1,268,642 shares in the last quarter and now controls 17,850,147 shares of the CCI stock, with the valuation hitting $2,284,818,816.
Similarly, Capital Research Management Co increased its Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) shares by +6.77% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 815,552 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 12,870,419 shares of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) which are valued at $1,647,413,632. In the same vein, Magellan Asset Management Ltd increased its Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 69,936 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 12,663,576 shares and is now valued at $1,620,937,728. Following these latest developments, around 0.40% of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.