Novartis AG (NVS)

76.04 -1.72%
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Pros
Stock price low relative to the 52-week range
Company’s profitability is improving
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward P/E ratio low relative to industry peers
Forward P/B ratio low relative to industry peers
Forward P/S ratio low relative to industry peers
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Cons
Revenue growth lower than the industry and sector averages
High short interest

Pros

  1. NVS stock price ($76.01) is close to the 52-week low ($74.61). Perhaps now is a good time to buy? See NVS price chart.
  2. NVS profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 15.36 percentage points. See NVS profitability chart.
  3. NVS forward dividend yield is 3.87%, higher than the industry (2.20%) and sector (0.20%) forward dividend yields. See NVS forward dividend chart.
  4. NVS forward P/E ratio is 11.19, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See NVS forward P/E ratio chart.
  5. NVS Price/Book ratio is 3.38, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See NVS forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  6. NVS Price/Sales ratio is 3.23, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See NVS forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  7. NVS average analyst price target ($91.60) is above its current price ($76.01). See NVS price target chart.

Cons

  1. NVS quarterly revenue growth was -1.60%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (11.37% and 6.06%, respectively). See NVS revenue growth chart.
  2. NVS short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.87. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See NVS short interest ratio chart.