Bryan, Garnier & Co upgraded shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) to a buy rating in a report issued on Monday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Bryan, Garnier & Co currently has GBX 5,380 ($69.48) price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 4,700 ($60.70).

AZN has been the subject of several other reports. Liberum Capital restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 4,800 ($61.99) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Morgan Stanley restated an overweight rating and issued a GBX 5,600 ($72.32) target price on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Friday, June 23rd. UBS AG set a GBX 4,550 ($58.76) target price on AstraZeneca plc and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 5,022.91 ($64.87).

Shares of AstraZeneca plc (AZN) opened at 4867.00 on Monday. AstraZeneca plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,996.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 5,520.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 4,560.14 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 4,882.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 61.62 billion.

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The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were given a GBX 68.90 ($0.89) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th.

In other AstraZeneca plc news, insider Nazneen Rahman bought 39 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 4,370 ($56.44) per share, for a total transaction of £1,704.30 ($2,201.08).

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.

Analyst Recommendations for AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN)

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