If you would invest 5,257
in AstraZeneca PLC on November 6, 2013
and sell it today you would earn a total of 416.00
from holding AstraZeneca PLC or generate 7.91%
return on investment over 30
days. AstraZeneca PLC is generating 0.34% of daily returns assuming volatility of 1.14%
on return distribution over 30 days investment horizon. In other words, 12% of equities are less volatile than the company and above 89% of equities are expected to generate higher returns over the next 30 days.
Daily Expected Return (%)
Considering 30-days investment horizon, AstraZeneca PLC is expected to generate 2.04 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 2.04 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.3 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The S&P 500 is currently generating roughly 0.07 per unit of risk.
Based on recorded statements AstraZeneca PLC has Operating Margin of 29.1%. This is 225.87% lower than that of Healthcare sector, and 340.3% lower than that of Drug Manufacturers - Major
industry, The Operating Margin for all stocks is 742.38% lower than the firm.
A good Operating Margin is required for a company to be able to pay for its fixed costs or pay out its debt which implies that the higher the margin, the better. This ratio is most effective in evaluating the earning potential of a company over time when comparing it against firm's competitors.