Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) saw a downside of -0.25% to close Tuesday at $197.15 after subtracting -$0.5 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,208,680 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $201.44 in the past week. An average of 1,699,420 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,409,546.
ZTS’s 1-month performance is -3.83% or -$9.85 on its low of $190.93 reached on 10/04/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $141.41 and high of $210.10, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/03/21. YTD, ZTS has achieved 19.12% or $31.65. However, the current price is down -6.16%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Oct 01, 12 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Zoetis Inc. (ZTS). Trawicki Roman (Executive Vice President) most recently sold 4,497 shares at $194.14 per share on Oct 01. This transaction cost the insider $873,048. Executive Vice President, Lagano Roxanne, sold 1,315 shares at a price of $202.17 on Sep 23. Then, on Aug 25, Chief Executive Officer PECK KRISTIN C sold 14,500 shares at a price of $203.55 per share. This transaction amounted to $2,951,486.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 52.55 and a low of 27.84. ZTS stock has a beta of 0.63. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 12.68 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 21.52, with the price to cash flow ratio at 73.76.
Zoetis Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.51% and the payout ratio is 22.40%. ZTS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 1, when it paid $0.25 a share compared with prior rate of $0.25, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.05 reported on Wednesday December 9 2020.
It is projected that Zoetis Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 22-Oct. ZTS is expected to distribute $0.25 as its next dividend.
Zoetis Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 3.40 meaning that ZTS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.52, while the total debt to equity was 1.65. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 69.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 40.60% while for the period ending June 29; Zoetis Inc.’s operating margin was 31.60%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $4.62 billion against revenue of $6.67 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected ZTS to announce $1.08 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.19, representing a 10.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $805.0 million. ZTS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 9.72 billion, with total debt at $7.35 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $473.94 million
Let’s look briefly at Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 46.09% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.95%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $197.49, reflecting a +0.35% or $0.69 change from its current price. ZTS is currently trading -3.14% above its 20-day SMA, +12.14% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -2.45% and +22.67% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 44.05% and 45.42% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.14. The RSI (14) points at 45.46%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 41.33% with the period’s ATR at 4.03. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.12 and 0.21 on the 14-day charts.
Analysts offering their rating for ZTS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate ZTS as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is ZTS’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $184.00 and a high of $240.00, with their median price target at $227.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stock is $225.00.