Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stock Of The Week For Defensive Investor (May 12, 2009)

Here is the stock of the week that is good enough for defensive investors (This stock has met criteria to be a good stock for defensive investor according to Benjamin Graham's tenet):

Company's Name: AstraZeneca plc (Stock Ticker: AZN)

Stock Price: US$38.15 (May 11, 2009)

Market Capitalization: 56.85 billion

Price/Earnings: 8.44

Price/Book Ratio: 3.59

Total Cash: 4.49 billion

Profit Margin: 21.33%

This company's key ratios was better than average companies, where the Price/Book Value Ratio was small. And if you compare it with its direct competitor (GSK, MRK and NVS), the company's PE was the smallest. It means that the company's stock price was cheap enough..

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