Britain's biopharmaceutical AstraZeneca plc and Oxford University published data from an early stage trial of a coronavirus vaccine study .
The two groups described humoral and cellular immune responses in human trials, with an acceptable safety profile. According to the study, there were 'potent' cellular and humoral immunogenicity in all 1,077 participants in the Phase 1/Phase II study.
“The immune responses observed following vaccination are in line with what we expect will be associated with protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, although we must continue with our rigorous clinical trial programme to confirm this." , Andrew Pollard, chief investigator of the Oxford Vaccine Trial at Oxford University and co-author of the trial said. “We saw the strongest immune response in participants who received two doses of the vaccine, indicating that this might be a good strategy for vaccination,' he added.
The details of the study are published in the U.K. medical journal The Lancet.
According to Tickeron,
AZN's in Uptrend: Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) Histogram just turned positive
This is a Bullish indicator signaling AZN's price could rise. Traders may explore going long on the ticker or buying call options. In 29 of 46 cases where AZN's MACD histogram became positive, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 63%.
Current price $58.94 is above $53.50 the highest support line found by A.I. Throughout the month of 06/16/20 - 07/17/20, the price experienced a +14% Uptrend. During the week of 07/10/20 - 07/17/20, the stock enjoyed a +14% Uptrend growth.
Technical Analysis (Indicators)
Bullish Trend Analysis
The Momentum Indicator exceeded the 0 level on July 09, 2020. Traders may consider buying the ticker or exploring call options. In 48 of 80 cases where the ticker's Momentum Indicator exceeded 0, its price rose further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 60%.
The price moved above its 50-day Moving Average, which indicates a change from a Downtrend to an Uptrend. In 22 of 38 similar backtested cases where AZN's price crossed above its 50-day Moving Average, its price rose further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 58%.
The 10-day Moving Average for this ticker crossed above its 50-day Moving Average on July 09, 2020, which can be construed as a buy signal, indicating that the trend is shifting higher. In 11 of 19 similar cases where AZN's 10-day Moving Average crossed above its 50-day Moving Average, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 58%.
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In 106 of 295 similar cases where AZN Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 36%.
Bearish Trend Analysis
The RSI Indicator demonstrated that the ticker has entered the overbought zone. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
The Stochastic Indicator has been in the overbought zone for 1 day. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
The higher Bollinger Band was broken -- a price fall is expected as the ticker heads toward the middle band, which invites the trader to consider selling or shorting the ticker, or exploring put options. In 13 of 39 cases where AZN's price broke its higher Bollinger Band, its price dropped further during the following month. The odds of a continued Downtrend are 33%.
Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)
Tickeron has a negative outlook on this ticker and predicts a further decline by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 33%. During the last month, the daily ratio of advancing to declining volumes was 1.38 to 1.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is 5 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 95, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of 6 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (12.21) is normal, around the industry mean (-2.87). P/E Ratio (117.50) is within average values for comparable stocks, (214.31). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.00) is also within normal values, averaging (35.76). AZN's Dividend Yield (2.75) is considerably higher than the industry average of (0.26). P/S Ratio (5.11) is also within normal values, averaging (227.14).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is 7 (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is 31 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is 40 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. AZN’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of 40 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.