Zoetis stock: buy or sell?
February 21st, 2020
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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.
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%).
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 targetPredicting 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|2013||$4,560 M||-||$504 M11.1%||-|
|2014||$4,785 M||4.93%||$583 M12.2%||15.67%|
|2015||$4,765 M||-0.42%||$339 M7.1%||-41.85%|
|2016||$4,888 M||2.58%||$821 M16.8%||142.18%|
|2017||$5,307 M||8.57%||$864 M16.3%||5.24%|
|2018||$5,825 M||9.76%||$1,428 M24.5%||65.28%|
Quarterly financial resultsZoetis 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.
|2017-Q2||$1,270 M||-||$247 M19.4%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,347 M||6.06%||$298 M22.1%||20.65%|
|2017-Q4||$1,460 M||8.39%||$81 M5.5%||-72.82%|
|2018-Q1||$1,366 M||-6.44%||$352 M25.8%||334.57%|
|2018-Q2||$1,415 M||3.59%||$384 M27.1%||9.09%|
|2018-Q3||$1,480 M||4.59%||$347 M23.4%||-9.64%|
|2018-Q4||$1,564 M||5.68%||$345 M22.1%||-0.58%|
|2019-Q1||$1,455 M||-6.97%||$312 M21.4%||-9.57%|
Zoetis ownershipWhen 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 shares||476.3 M|
|Float shares||475.7 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||95.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 21st, 2020|
|Day range||$141.50 - $143.00|
|Average true range||$2.72|
|50d mov avg||$135.69|
|100d mov avg||$129.18|
|200d mov avg||$122.18|
Zoetis performancePerformance 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 competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
Latest Zoetis stock news
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