The stock of Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has been Initiated to Buy by Goldman in its latest research note that was published on September 09. ZTS was given a price target of $145, with other Wall Street analysts also giving their reports regarding the stock. BofA/Merrill analysts have downgraded their rating of ZTS stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note to investors on July 01.
Zoetis’s stock is covered by 16 analyst(s), with 10 of them rating the stock as Buy. It has been deemed to have Strong Buy by none of the analyst(s), 5 of them have rated it as a Hold while 1 of them rated it as Sell. The situation was different a month ago when the stock was rated as a Buy by only 10 analyst(s). none of them rated it as Strong Buy with 5 of them recommended investors to Hold on to the stock. Meanwhile, none analyst(s) rated it as a Sell. The above data shows that ZTS has an average analyst rating of Overweight.
Zoetis Inc., which has current market capitalization of above $60 Billion, published its last quarter earnings on June 30, 2019. The company was able to amass $2 Billion in revenue that saw a quarterly growth rate of 9.33%. During the last reported quarter of the year, the company also recorded $0.9 earnings per share (EPS) which is $0.08 above the $0.82 estimated by analyst, leading to a surprise factor of 9.76%.
ZTS surged by $1.29 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $126.37 during the day while it closed the day at $125.05. The Zoetis stock had a low trading volume of 1.84 million shares on that day, which is low compared to the average daily volume of 1.91M shares. ZTS has also gained 2.15% of its value over the past 7 days. However, the stock has surged by 9.83% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 26.54% while it has added 46.19% year-on date. Let us now take a look at the stock’s potential support and resistance levels. The publicly traded company was seen to have slipped by -3.87% from its 3 months high price. However, taking another look at ZTS will indicate that it is trading +11.98% away from its 90-day low. Looking at the bigger picture, the Zoetis Inc. stock has dropped by -3.87% from its 52-week high while it has surged by +58.49% from its 52-week low price.
On September 16, 2019 Lewis Clinton A. Jr., Executive Vice President sold 6123 shares of the company. The average price for that transaction was $120.05 per share, which meant that Lewis Clinton A. Jr. earned $735066.2 selling the stocks. The sale was made public, with the document of the transaction filed with the SEC. Another insider trading occurred, with Executive Vice President, Lagano Roxanne selling 4463 shares of this stock on August 19, 2019. The average selling price for the stock was $125.99 per share, with the sold stock accruing $562293.4. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President Lagano Roxanne now holds 33190 shares of the company, which is worth around $4151405.
Let us now take a quick look at the stock’s short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicator shows that ZTS stock was rated as a Sell by TrendSpotter. Its short-term indicators reveal that Zoetis has a 20-day average volume of 2123325 shares. This has led to the ZTS price forecast being placed as a : 100%Buy on an average basis. In the medium term, however, the ZTS stock has its 50-Day average volume of 1986486 shares, with the indicators also rating it as a : 100%Buy. Finally, in the long-term, the ZTS stocks have a 100-Day average volume of 1969457 shares, with the long-term indicators rating the stock as just : 100%Buy. Looking at the three indicators, the ZTS stock has been set on a 0.88 Buy rating.
Zoetis has around 2 Trillion cash on their books at the moment. This figure will have to be compared and looked into, with their current liabilities standing at $1 Trillion. The Zoetis stock is bringing in revenue of over 12 months, which is roughly 1 Trillion. Despite all that, Zoetis Inc. is seeing things progressing very much as their y-o-y quarterly revenue surged by 11.78%.
Looking at the stock’s Technical analysis information over the past 50 days shows that its Raw Stochastic average stood at 72.38%. This figure is better than the company’s 20-day Raw Stochastic average which currently stands at 52.37%. Over the past 20 days, Zoetis’s Stochastic %K stood at 54.26% while its Stochastic %D was revealed to be 50.68%.