Novartis AG Company Profile (NYSE:NVS)

About Novartis AG

Novartis AG logoNovartis AG is a holding company. The Company specializes in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals, including eye care products. Its portfolio includes medicines, eye care and generic pharmaceuticals. The Company's segments include Pharmaceuticals, Alcon and Sandoz. Its Pharmaceuticals segment is engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing, distributing and selling patented prescription medicines in the therapeutic areas, such as oncology, cardio-metabolic, immunology and dermatology, retina, respiratory, neuroscience and established medicines. Its Alcon segment is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling eye care products across the world. Its Sandoz segment is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing generic pharmaceutical products, follow-on biopharmaceutical products known as biosimilars and drug substances that are not protected by valid and enforceable third-party patents.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Drug Manufacturers - Major
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NVS
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $80.88
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $80.64
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $78.59
  • 52-Week Range: $69.90 - $95.11
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.88
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.77
  • P/E Growth: 2.78
  • Market Cap: $192.59B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,381,221,000
  • Beta: 0.58
  • Net Margins: 13.84%
  • Return on Equity: 15.33%
  • Return on Assets: 8.66%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
  • Current Ratio: 0.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.65%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $93.50 (15.60% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/20/2016Chardan CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$95.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/25/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/12/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/24/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
5/13/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/2/2016Leerink SwannReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/22/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
4/14/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/12/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> UnderweightView Rating Details
1/28/2016BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
1/7/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$89.00 -> $92.00View Rating Details
11/23/2015VontobelDowngradeHoldView Rating Details
10/28/2015Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price TargetOutperform$102.00View Rating Details
10/28/2015Main First Bank AGDowngradeUnderperformView Rating Details
7/7/2015Oddo SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
6/25/2015HSBCInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
6/22/2015Bryan, Garnier & CoUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
3/4/2015NatixisUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
1/5/2015Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$95.00 -> $105.00View Rating Details
11/13/2014Kepler Capital MarketsUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/28/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/19/2016Q216$1.18$1.23$12.33 billion$12.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$1.18$1.17$11.90 billion$11.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q415$1.18$1.14$12.64 billion$12.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.31$1.27$12.66 billion$12.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q215$1.20$1.27$12.45 billion$12.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.10$1.33$12.90 million$11.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q314$1.21$1.21$14.68 billion$14.63 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q3$1.31$1.33$14.51 billion$14.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$1.36$1.36$14.83 billion$14.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014$1.27$1.31$14.25 billion$14.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$1.27$1.20$15.16 billion$15.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$1.31$1.26$14.28 billion$14.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2013Q213$1.29$1.30$14.39 billion$14.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q113$1.28$1.32$14.02 million$14.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q412$1.19$1.27$14.42 billion$14.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$1.34$1.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$1.33$1.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$1.30$1.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$1.26$1.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.45$1.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$1.46$1.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2011$1.30$1.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.25$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.76 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.13 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$1.17$1.18$1.17
Q2 20163$1.12$1.21$1.17
Q3 20161$1.19$1.19$1.19
Q4 20162$1.13$1.24$1.19
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Annual Dividend:$2.30
Dividend Yield:2.84%
Dividend Growth:2.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:82.14% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.32% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
44.83% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.01%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 9.78%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/11/2016Institutes For Biomed NovartisMajor ShareholderBuy277,777$18.00$4,999,986.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Bioventures Ltd NovartisMajor ShareholderBuy375,000$8.00$3,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Bioventures Ltd NovartisMajor ShareholderBuy325,000$15.00$4,875,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
DateHeadline logo10 Stocks John Rogers Keeps Buying (NYSE:NVS) - September 27 at 6:24 PM logoKite Pharma Reports Favorable Data from Lymphoma Study (NYSE:NVS) - September 27 at 11:05 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Novartis AG : September 26, 2016 (NYSE:NVS) - September 26 at 6:35 PM logoNovartis Ilaris Approved for Extended Use in Periodic Fever (NYSE:NVS) - September 26 at 11:11 AM logoWinning? We Review How Teva Dominates Generic Drug Space (NYSE:NVS) - September 26 at 11:11 AM logoFDA OKs three new uses for Novartis' Ilaris - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:NVS) - September 24 at 10:55 AM logoUPDATE 1-Novartis's Zykadia gets positive results, faces Roche pressure (NYSE:NVS) - September 23 at 11:13 AM logoNovartis (NVS) Zykadia Positive in Phase III ASCEND-4 Study (NYSE:NVS) - September 23 at 11:13 AM
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News IconPost Earnings Coverage as Cooper Cos Earnings Grows 97 Percent (NYSE:NVS) - September 7 at 10:03 AM logoGretchen Carlson's $20 Million And Some Of The Biggest Sexual Harassment Payouts Ever (NYSE:NVS) - September 6 at 6:40 PM logo2:49 am Novartis reports new data from FLAME study confirming Ultibro Breezhaler more effective than Seretide (NYSE:NVS) - September 6 at 11:13 AM logoNovartis (NVS) Reports Positive Data on Ultibro Breezhaler (NYSE:NVS) - September 6 at 11:13 AM logoThe Biosimilar of Amgen's Enbrel, by Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS), has been approved by FDA - TCC (NYSE:NVS) - September 2 at 11:21 AM
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News IconTrending Stock - Novartis AG's (NVS) - Hot Stocks Point (NYSE:NVS) - September 2 at 11:21 AM logoWhat Signal Is Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Sending Out With Its Cell Therapy Move? - Market Exclusive (NYSE:NVS) - September 2 at 11:21 AM
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News IconBlog Coverage FDA Approves Novartis Erelzi as Biosimilar to Amgens Enbrel (NYSE:NVS) - September 1 at 9:41 AM logoNovartis AG (ADR) (NVS) Fights for Survival after Patent Expiration (NYSE:NVS) - August 31 at 11:32 AM logoFDA Approves Novartis’s Biosimilar to Amgen’s Enbrel (NYSE:NVS) - August 31 at 11:32 AM logoNovartis (NVS) Gets FDA Nod for Biosimilar Version of Enbrel (NYSE:NVS) - August 31 at 11:32 AM logoNovartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) Says A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (NYSE:NVS) - August 31 at 11:32 AM logoNovartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Fights for Survival after Patent Expiration - TCC (NYSE:NVS) - August 30 at 6:30 PM logoNovartis wins US OK for biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel (NYSE:NVS) - August 30 at 6:29 PM


Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Chart for Wednesday, September, 28, 2016

Last Updated on 9/28/2016 by Staff