Astrazeneca PLC (AZN) Position Reduced by Acadian Asset Management LLC

2,340,518 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Sigma Planning Corp bought a new stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC during the first quarter valued at approximately $575,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC's holdings in Astrazeneca PLC were worth $716,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on AZN. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 476.9% in the second quarter. The stock has 2.51 billion shares outstanding and Average True Range for 14 days of 0.70. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Astrazeneca PLC by 3.8% in the first quarter.

Shares of Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) opened at 29.06 on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 893,890 shares. The firm's market capitalization is GBX 56.56 billion. Astrazeneca PLC has a 12 month low of $25.55 and a 12 month high of $35.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 4,902.15 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,866.23. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) has risen 19.45% since August 16, 2016 and is uptrending. The company reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.46. The business had revenue of $5.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.04 billion.

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) stock marked a gap of -18.26% off its 52 week- peak price value and pointed turn of 13.89% from its 52 week-bottom price value. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Astrazeneca PLC will post $1.85 earnings per share for the current year. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of GBX 68.90 ($0.89) per share. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 4,370 ($56.73) per share, for a total transaction of £1,704.30 ($2,212.51). (AMG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 08 ..." on August 07, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Why Affiliated Managers (AMG) Q2 Earnings Might Disappoint" published on July 28, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: "Entergy, AmeriGas Partners and Affiliated Managers Group" on August 04, 2017. The short ratio of stock is 3.66.AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) is a part of Healthcare sector and belongs to Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

WARNING: This report was published by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://rinconhillneighbors.org/2017/08/15/reliance-trust-co-of-delaware-has-265000-position-in-astrazeneca-plc-azn-updated.html. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of AZN in report on Friday, February 26 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Leerink Swann downgraded Astrazeneca PLC from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and cut their price target for the stock from $36.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. As per Friday, May 12, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 6,000 ($77.89) price objective on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Friday, April 28th. They now have a GBX 6,300 ($81.79) price objective on the biopharmaceutical company's stock.

Shore Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) in a research note released on Thursday, July 27th. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 2 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 3. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $33.39.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) soared 6.44% year-to-date. The Firm focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold.

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