Jefferies lifts Zoetis Inc. [ZTS] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Zoetis Inc. [NYSE: ZTS] jumped around 2.08 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $157.72 at the close of the session, up 1.34%. The company report on July 7, 2020 that Trianni and Zoetis Announce Agreement to Develop a Transgenic Antibody Discovery Platform for Use in Animal Health.

Trianni, Inc. (TRIANNI) and Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS) today announced a collaboration for the development of transgenic monoclonal antibody platforms for the discovery of new veterinary treatments.

“We are confident that the application of TRIANNI’s proven transgenic human monoclonal antibody discovery platform technology to the veterinary field will add value to Zoetis’ product development programs,” said Matthias Wabl, Ph.D., Trianni’s President and CEO.

Zoetis Inc. stock is now 19.17% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ZTS Stock saw the intraday high of $158.37 and lowest of $155.78 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 155.91, which means current price is +74.97% above from all time high which was touched on 08/05/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 1.79M shares, ZTS reached a trading volume of 1587232 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Zoetis Inc. [ZTS]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ZTS shares is $142.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ZTS stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Zoetis Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 27, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on January 10, 2020, representing the official price target for Zoetis Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $145, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on ZTS stock. On July 01, 2019, analysts increased their price target for ZTS shares from 111 to 120.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Zoetis Inc. is set at 2.89, with the Price to Sales ratio for ZTS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 11.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 27.24. Price to Free Cash Flow for ZTS in the course of the last twelve months was 74.16 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

How has ZTS stock performed recently?

Zoetis Inc. [ZTS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.86. With this latest performance, ZTS shares gained by 13.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.16% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ZTS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 78.55, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 87.79, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 74.18 for Zoetis Inc. [ZTS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 140.76, while it was recorded at 153.73 for the last single week of trading, and 130.89 for the last 200 days.

Zoetis Inc. [ZTS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Zoetis Inc. [ZTS] shares currently have an operating margin of +32.24 and a Gross Margin at +65.70. Zoetis Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +23.96.

Return on Total Capital for ZTS is now 22.43, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 17.19. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 61.31, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.44. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Zoetis Inc. [ZTS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 245.42. Additionally, ZTS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 71.05, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 57.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 225.66, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 65.33.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Zoetis Inc. [ZTS] managed to generate an average of $141,509 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.90 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.56.Zoetis Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.

Earnings analysis for Zoetis Inc. [ZTS]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Zoetis Inc. posted 0.9/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.82/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ZTS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Zoetis Inc. go to 7.01%.

Insider trade positions for Zoetis Inc. [ZTS]

There are presently around $70,652 million, or 94.80% of ZTS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ZTS stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 41,327,818, which is approximately -0.567% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 38,333,085 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.05 billion in ZTS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.17 billion in ZTS stock with ownership of nearly 0.956% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Zoetis Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 615 institutional holders increased their position in Zoetis Inc. [NYSE:ZTS] by around 34,450,882 shares. Additionally, 546 investors decreased positions by around 25,355,760 shares, while 143 investors held positions by with 388,151,601 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 447,958,243 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ZTS stock had 118 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,338,922 shares, while 87 institutional investors sold positions of 1,946,107 shares during the same period.

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