NYSE:NVS - Novartis Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$90.51 -0.23 (-0.25 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$90.74
Today's Range$90.21 - $90.79
52-Week Range$72.30 - $92.39
Volume806,105 shs
Average Volume2.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$209.08 billion
P/E Ratio17.78
Dividend Yield2.10%
Beta0.69
Novartis AG researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company's Innovative Medicines segment offers patented prescription medicines for patients and healthcare providers. It also provides ophthalmology, neuroscience, immunology, hepatology and dermatology, respiratory, cardio-metabolic, and established medicine products. The company's Sandoz segment provides active ingredients and finished dosage forms of pharmaceuticals in cardiovascular, central nervous system, dermatology, gastrointestinal and hormonal therapy, metabolism, oncology, ophthalmic, pain, and respiratory areas; and finished dosage form anti-infective. It also provides active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates primarily antibiotics; protein- or other biotechnology-based products, including biosimilars; and biotechnology manufacturing services. The company's Alcon segment offers intraocular lenses and equipment for cataract procedures; equipment, instruments, and devices for vitreoretinal surgeries; surgical equipment and diagnostic devices for refractive surgical procedures; and devices to treat glaucoma. It also provides viscoelastics, surgical solutions, diagnostic ophthalmic products, surgical packs, and other disposable products for cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. In addition, this segment offers contact lenses and ocular health products; over-the-counter ophthalmic products; eye drops for the temporary relief of ocular itching due to allergies; vitamins for ocular health; and iLux Device, a therapeutic device used to treat meibomian gland dysfunction. Novartis AG has collaboration agreements with Xencor; Surface Oncology; Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Amgen; University of California, Berkeley; Bristol-Myers Squibb; IBM Watson Health; Allergan plc; Science 37, Inc.; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; PEAR Therapeutics; Pfizer; and Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorMedical
CUSIPN/A
Phone011-41-61-324-1111

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$51.90 billion
Cash Flow$8.1984 per share
Book Value$34.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$12.61 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees125,161
Outstanding Shares2,310,000,000
Market Cap$209.08 billion
Next Earnings Date4/18/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Novartis' stock symbol?

Novartis trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NVS."

How often does Novartis pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Novartis?

Novartis announced an annual dividend on Thursday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 5th will be paid a dividend of $2.8646 per share on Wednesday, March 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 4th. This is an increase from Novartis's previous annual dividend of $2.33. View Novartis' Dividend History.

How will Novartis' stock buyback program work?

Novartis announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 2.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Novartis' earnings last quarter?

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.09. The business earned $13.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.33 billion. Novartis had a net margin of 24.30% and a return on equity of 15.66%. The firm's revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.21 earnings per share. View Novartis' Earnings History.

When is Novartis' next earnings date?

Novartis is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Novartis.

What price target have analysts set for NVS?

15 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Novartis' stock. Their predictions range from $74.71 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Novartis' stock price to reach $89.2467 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Novartis.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Novartis?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Novartis in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Novartis.

Has Novartis been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about NVS stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Novartis earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Novartis' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Novartis own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Novartis investors own include Gilead Sciences (GILD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), General Electric (GE), AbbVie (ABBV), Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Celgene (CELG).

Who are Novartis' key executives?

Novartis' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Harry Kirsch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Steffen Lang, Global Head of Technical Operations (Age 52)
  • Ms. Shannon Thyme Klinger, Group Gen. Counsel (Age 48)
  • Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer (Age 51)

Who are Novartis' major shareholders?

Novartis' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (0.50%), Bank of America Corp DE (0.39%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.33%), Boston Partners (0.31%), Mawer Investment Management Ltd. (0.21%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.18%). Company insiders that own Novartis stock include Bioventures Ltd Novartis and Institutes For Biomed Novartis. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Novartis.

Which major investors are selling Novartis stock?

NVS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parnassus Investments CA, Millennium Management LLC, Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, Northern Trust Corp, Gabelli Funds LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH and Manning & Napier Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Novartis.

Which major investors are buying Novartis stock?

NVS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Boston Partners, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Financial Counselors Inc. and Fisher Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Novartis stock in the last two years include Bioventures Ltd Novartis and Institutes For Biomed Novartis. View Insider Buying and Selling for Novartis.

How do I buy shares of Novartis?

Shares of NVS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Novartis' stock price today?

One share of NVS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $90.51.

How big of a company is Novartis?

Novartis has a market capitalization of $209.08 billion and generates $51.90 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $12.61 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.09 on an earnings per share basis. Novartis employs 125,161 workers across the globe.

What is Novartis' official website?

The official website for Novartis is http://www.novartis.com.

How can I contact Novartis?

Novartis' mailing address is LICHTSTRASSE 35, BASEL V8, CH 4056. The company can be reached via phone at 011-41-61-324-1111 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Novartis (NYSE NVS)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  419 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  487 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  906
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This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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