GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] is 0.66% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


GlaxoSmithKline plc [NYSE: GSK] price plunged by -1.66 percent to reach at -$0.75. The company report on April 6, 2022 that New Large-Scale Observational Study Shows COVID-19 Could Create Vulnerability to Shingles for People Age 50+.

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Analysis of data collected between March 2020–February 2021 from nearly 2 million Americans indicates patients diagnosed with COVID-19 may be more likely to develop shingles in the six months following diagnosis.

Observed effect was higher for patients with severe cases of COVID-19 who required hospitalization.

A sum of 4733015 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 5.00M shares. GlaxoSmithKline plc shares reached a high of $45.165 and dropped to a low of $44.36 until finishing in the latest session at $44.39.

The one-year GSK stock forecast points to a potential upside of 10.81. The average equity rating for GSK stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GSK shares is $49.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GSK stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

DZ Bank have made an estimate for GlaxoSmithKline plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on February 11, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 05, 2021, representing the official price target for GlaxoSmithKline plc stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for GlaxoSmithKline plc is set at 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for GSK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.57. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.67, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.20. Price to Free Cash Flow for GSK in the course of the last twelve months was 31.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

GSK Stock Performance Analysis:

GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.27. With this latest performance, GSK shares gained by 2.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 17.65% 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 GSK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.28, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.74 for GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 43.41, while it was recorded at 45.19 for the last single week of trading, and 42.11 for the last 200 days.

Insight into GlaxoSmithKline plc Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.69 and a Gross Margin at +65.38. GlaxoSmithKline plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.85.

Return on Total Capital for GSK is now 15.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.91. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.59, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.50. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 160.56. Additionally, GSK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 61.62, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.56. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 136.65, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.44.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] managed to generate an average of $48,670 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.46 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.43.GlaxoSmithKline plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.


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 GSK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for GlaxoSmithKline plc go to 8.20%.

GlaxoSmithKline plc [GSK] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $14,795 million, or 15.80% of GSK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GSK stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 88,519,444, which is approximately 0.57% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, holding 19,118,226 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $863.0 million in GSK stocks shares; and FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, currently with $822.32 million in GSK stock with ownership of nearly 2.169% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in GlaxoSmithKline plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 486 institutional holders increased their position in GlaxoSmithKline plc [NYSE:GSK] by around 25,960,122 shares. Additionally, 312 investors decreased positions by around 22,035,565 shares, while 177 investors held positions by with 279,758,302 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 327,753,989 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GSK stock had 162 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,390,253 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 571,578 shares during the same period.