Zoetis stock: buy or sell?

ZTS stock price: $142.23 -0.92% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Zoetis slightly fell -0.92% today to $142.23 after topping to all time highs on Feb/13.

Zoetis Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy Zoetis stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Zoetis stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Zoetis stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for ZTS stock for the last month.

Zoetis stock analysis

Daily outlook

Zoetis slightly fell -0.92% to $142.23 after marking all time highs on Feb/13.

After topping to all time highs on February/13, Zoetis slightly fell -0.92% today to $142.23. ZTS is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $146.26. Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on Jan/14, ZTS price climbed $5.92 per share (4.34%). Since December when ZTS stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $21.18 (17.50%). On Feb/13, ZTS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $144.46 recorded on Feb 12th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

ZTS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Zoetis closed this week at $142.23 and depreciated a bad -1.35%.

Zoetis stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last price record Zoetis marked last week. Early January, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 6.17%. Since early December 2019 when ZTS stock price broke up the SMA20w line, it gained $20.69 (17.02%).

ZTS stock chart (weekly)

Zoetis stock price history

Zoetis IPO was on February 1st, 2013 at $29.84 per share1. Since then, ZTS stock surged a 376.60%, with a yearly average of 53.80%. If you had invested $1,000 in Zoetis stock in 2013, it would worth $3,766.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Zoetis stock historical price chart

ZTS stock reached all-time highs on Feb/13 with a price of $146.26.

Zoetis stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' ZTS stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for Zoetis stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Zoetis presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
ZTS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a great increase of 9.76% to $5,825.00 million dollars. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) escalated to 24.52%, that is $1,428.00 million.

ZTS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$4,560 M-$504 M11.1%-
2014$4,785 M4.93%$583 M12.2%15.67%
2015$4,765 M-0.42%$339 M7.1%-41.85%
2016$4,888 M2.58%$821 M16.8%142.18%
2017$5,307 M8.57%$864 M16.3%5.24%
2018$5,825 M9.76%$1,428 M24.5%65.28%

Quarterly financial results

Zoetis posted $1,564.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 5.68% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $345.00 M with a profit margin of 22.06%. Profit margin depreciated a -1.39% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 23.45%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Zoetis sales marked a remarkable growth and jumped a 7.12%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Zoetis posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
ZTS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,270 M-$247 M19.4%-
2017-Q3$1,347 M6.06%$298 M22.1%20.65%
2017-Q4$1,460 M8.39%$81 M5.5%-72.82%
2018-Q1$1,366 M-6.44%$352 M25.8%334.57%
2018-Q2$1,415 M3.59%$384 M27.1%9.09%
2018-Q3$1,480 M4.59%$347 M23.4%-9.64%
2018-Q4$1,564 M5.68%$345 M22.1%-0.58%
2019-Q1$1,455 M-6.97%$312 M21.4%-9.57%

Zoetis ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Zoetis shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.24% of all shares.

Bearish positions for ZTS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Zoetis:

Market cap$67.7 B
Total shares476.3 M
Float shares475.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Zoetis summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$141.50 - $143.00
Previous close$143.55
Session gain-0.92%
Average true range$2.72
50d mov avg$135.69
100d mov avg$129.18
200d mov avg$122.18
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Zoetis performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Zoetis stock.

Zoetis competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Zoetis competitor. This doesn't mean Zoetis does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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