Novartis AG Company Profile (NYSE:NVS)

About Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)

Novartis AG logoNovartis 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. Innovative Medicines researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells patented prescription medicines to develop health outcomes for patients and healthcare providers. Sandoz develops, manufactures, distributes and sells prescription medicines, as well as pharmaceutical active substances that are not protected by valid and enforceable third-party patents. Alcon researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells eye care products. Alcon is a provider of eye care with product offerings in eye care devices and vision care. The Company's range of products includes pharmaceuticals and oncology medicines, generic and biosimilar medicines, and eye care devices.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:NVS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $193.9 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,342,890,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $83.92
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.10
  • 52 Week Range: $66.93 - $86.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.22
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.88
  • P/E Growth: 2.63
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $49.18 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.94
  • Book Value: $29.84 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.77
  • Annual Dividend: $2.30
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
  • EBIDTA: $14.46 billion
  • Net Margins: 13.52%
  • Return on Equity: 15.51%
  • Return on Assets: 8.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.33%
  • Current Ratio: 1.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.75%
  • Average Volume: 1.76 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.73
  • Short Ratio: 1.69

Frequently Asked Questions for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)

What is Novartis AG's stock symbol?

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

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

Novartis AG declared an annual dividend on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $2.327 per share on Friday, March 3rd. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st. View Novartis AG's Dividend History.

How will Novartis AG's stock buyback program work?

Novartis AG declared that its Board of Directors has approved 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 shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Novartis AG's earnings last quarter?

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 18th. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $12.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.20 billion. Novartis AG had a net margin of 13.52% and a return on equity of 15.51%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.23 EPS. View Novartis AG's Earnings History.

When will Novartis AG make its next earnings announcement?

Novartis AG is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Novartis AG.

Where is Novartis AG's stock going? Where will Novartis AG's stock price be in 2017?

15 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Novartis AG's stock. Their predictions range from $74.37 to $92.00. On average, they anticipate Novartis AG's stock price to reach $84.44 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Novartis AG.

Who are some of Novartis AG's key competitors?

Who are Novartis AG's key executives?

Novartis AG's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Joseph S. Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Harry Kirsch, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Michael Ball, Chief Executive Officer of Alcon, Member of the Executive Committee
  • James Bradner M.D., President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), Member of the Executive Committee
  • Richard D. Francis, Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Division, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Bruno Strigini, Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Oncology, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Felix R. Ehrat Ph.D., Group General Counsel, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Steven Baert, Head of Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee
  • Vasant Narasimhan M.D., Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis, Member of the Executive Committee

Who owns Novartis AG stock?

Novartis AG's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dodge & Cox (1.92%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.60%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.30%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.25%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (0.21%) and Manning & Napier Advisors LLC (0.18%). Company insiders that own Novartis AG stock include Bioventures Ltd Novartis and Institutes For Biomed Novartis. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Novartis AG.

Who sold Novartis AG stock? Who is selling Novartis AG stock?

Novartis AG's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Dodge & Cox, BB&T Securities LLC, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC and Royal Bank of Canada. View Insider Buying and Selling for Novartis AG.

Who bought Novartis AG stock? Who is buying Novartis AG stock?

Novartis AG's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Sei Investments Co. and Balyasny Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Novartis AG stock in the last two years include Bioventures Ltd Novartis and Institutes For Biomed Novartis. View Insider Buying and Selling for Novartis AG.

How do I buy Novartis AG stock?

Shares of Novartis AG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Novartis AG's stock price today?

One share of Novartis AG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.76.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Novartis AG (NYSE NVS)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  243 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  283 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  526
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $84.44 (2.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/9/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetHold$90.00MediumView Rating Details
7/26/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> OverweightLowView Rating Details
7/17/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
7/5/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$82.25MediumView Rating Details
6/22/2017Leerink SwannReiterated RatingMarket Perform$83.00LowView Rating Details
6/22/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal WeightLowView Rating Details
3/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
3/9/2017Liberum CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy -> BuyLowView Rating Details
3/7/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold -> Buy$73.82 -> $74.37N/AView Rating Details
3/7/2017BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017ArgusUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017Berenberg BankDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/16/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/10/2016Chardan CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$95.00 -> $92.00N/AView Rating Details
7/12/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/24/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/23/2015VontobelDowngradeHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price TargetOutperform$102.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015Main First Bank AGDowngradeUnderperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Earnings by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE NVS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/18/2017Q2 17$1.16$1.22$12.20 billion$12.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/20173/31/2017$1.10$1.13$11.59 billion$11.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2017Q416$1.12$1.12$12.44 billion$12.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$1.19$1.23$12.24 billion$12.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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$1.12$1.33$12.90 million$11.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q314$1.13$1.21$14.68 billion$14.63 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$1.36$1.36$14.83 billion$14.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q1 2014$1.33$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.75
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$1.08$1.15$1.12
Q2 20172$1.15$1.22$1.19
Q3 20171$1.25$1.25$1.25
Q4 20171$1.20$1.20$1.20
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Most Recent Dividend:3/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.30
Dividend Yield:2.78%
Dividend Growth:3.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:83.94% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
44.15% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.01%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 11.16%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/5/2017Bioventures Ltd NovartisMajor ShareholderBuy266,667$15.00$4,000,005.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
Latest Headlines for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)
DateHeadline logoNovartis AG (NVS) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub - August 19 at 4:38 PM logoWhy a typically blasé event is a big deal for this Peninsula biotech - August 19 at 6:06 AM logoBuy Novartis Under $80 - Cramer's Lightning Round (8/17/17) - August 19 at 6:06 AM logoThe FDA Just Approved a New Pfizer Cancer Drug for a Rare, Vicious Leukemia - August 19 at 6:05 AM logoRecent MYL News - August 18 at 3:00 AM logoCramer's lightning round: I don't want to recommend any oil stocks right now - August 17 at 10:00 PM logoNovartis: Why Entresto Is Key - Seeking Alpha - August 17 at 4:57 PM logoOphthotech's Fovista Combo Regimen Disappoints in Phase III - August 17 at 6:22 AM logoHealth Care Sector Update for 08/15/2017: TEVA,CGIX,FMS,MYL,NVS - Nasdaq - August 16 at 2:44 AM logoCan Ligand's Captisol Deals Boost Growth in the Long Run? - August 15 at 4:34 PM logoPfizer’s Important Product Developments in 2Q17 - August 15 at 4:34 PM logoNovartis AG (NVS) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Hold" - August 5 at 6:08 PM logoGilead Could Be Making An Acquisition — But It's Not What You Think - August 4 at 3:52 PM logoUnited Therapeutics stock up 9 percent on GSK acquisition report - August 4 at 3:52 PM logoModerna taps Novartis exec to lead manufacturing blitz - August 4 at 6:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to Novartis AG : August 4, 2017 - August 4 at 6:29 AM logoNovartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - July 29 at 4:43 PM logoBidaskClub Lowers Novartis AG (NVS) to Sell - July 29 at 1:36 PM logoOphthotech (OPHT) Q2 Loss Narrows, Focus Shifts to Zimura - July 28 at 6:21 AM logoGlaxo (GSK) Beats Q2 Earnings, Misses Sales - July 27 at 5:49 AM logoReduced Risk, Upcoming Pipeline Inspire Bull Case For Novartis - July 27 at 5:48 AM logoFinancial Review: Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) & Corium International (CORI) - July 26 at 2:28 PM logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Issued By Jefferies Group - July 26 at 11:25 AM logoMorgan Stanley Upgrades Novartis AG (NVS) to Overweight - July 26 at 10:04 AM logoNovartis in 2Q17: Performance of Alcon - July 26 at 5:53 AM logoNovartis in 2Q17: Performance of Alcon - July 26 at 5:53 AM logoAnalysts Issue Forecasts for Novartis AG's FY2020 Earnings (NVS) - July 25 at 4:26 PM logoNovartis: Here’s What Impacted 2Q17 Earnings and Missed Estimates - July 25 at 6:18 AM logoForeign Exchange Impacts Novartis’s Growth in 2Q17 - July 25 at 6:18 AM logo3 Key Things Every CAR-T Investor Should Watch - July 25 at 6:18 AM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Novartis' EPS Grew 15% on Constant Currency Basis; Free Cash Flow Soared 28% - July 22 at 7:11 AM logoNovartis AG :NVS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 20, 2017 - July 22 at 7:11 AM logoNovartis's Q2 Results: Encouraging Signals Fully Reflected In ... - Seeking Alpha - July 22 at 7:11 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Novartis AG Lifted by Analyst (NVS) - July 21 at 9:24 AM logo5 New Breast Cancer Treatments That Are Helping to Save Lives ... - - July 21 at 5:03 AM logoResearch Analysts Set Expectations for Novartis AG's FY2020 Earnings (NVS) - July 20 at 2:50 PM logoNovartis Will Hit $100 This Year - Seeking Alpha - July 20 at 2:55 AM logoNovartis AG (ADR) (NVS) Stock Pops on Solid Q2 Earnings - - July 19 at 12:36 AM logoNovartis AG (NVS) Receives "Hold" Rating from Cowen and Company - July 18 at 7:12 PM logoNovartis AG (ADR) (NVS) Stock Pops on Solid Q2 Earnings - July 18 at 2:05 PM logoNovartis AG (NVS) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS - July 18 at 12:13 PM logoNovartis Q2 Profit Rises; Confirms Full Year Guidance - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis Q2 Profit Rises, Net Sales Down; Backs FY17 View - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis CEO: About to enter next growth phase - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis Points to Early Signs of Rebound at Alcon Eye-Care Unit - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis net profit grows 10 percent in Q2, but sales dip - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis' CEO Says Getting Momentum Back in Alcon Unit - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis sees Alcon recovery opening door to spin-off IPO - July 18 at 6:50 AM logoNovartis Tops Q2 Earnings Estimate, Boosts Alcon Full Year Sales Guidance - July 18 at 6:50 AM logo2 Drug Giants In Buy Range: One Just Beat EPS Views, The Other Is On Tap - July 18 at 6:50 AM



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