News headlines about Novartis (NYSE:NVS) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Novartis earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 49.3622407819799 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Novartis (NYSE:NVS) opened at $93.91 on Monday. Novartis has a 1-year low of $71.50 and a 1-year high of $94.19. The firm has a market cap of $245,960.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.90, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The company reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $12.92 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.65 billion. Novartis had a net margin of 15.69% and a return on equity of 16.03%. The business’s revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. analysts expect that Novartis will post 5.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on NVS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Novartis in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Novartis in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut Novartis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Nord/LB reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Novartis in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Bank of America lowered shares of Novartis from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Novartis has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.32.

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Novartis Company Profile

Novartis AG is a holding company, which provides healthcare solutions. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals. The Company’s segments include Innovative Medicines, Sandoz, Alcon and Corporate activities.

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