Increase Your Position or Hold? A Deeper Look at Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) Stock

Lewis Clinton A. Jr., Executive Vice President, subtracted 6,123 shares of Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) from its portfolio at the rate of $113.09 per share valuing $692,450 on Jul 15. The insider left behind 40,689 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) was $124.70. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $125.94, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $127.18. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $123.00 and a 2nd Support Level at $121.30. Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stock has gained $3.53, or 2.91%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $11.39, or 10.05%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $23.35, or 23.04%. This year-to-date, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) shares have gained $39.16, or 45.78%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 478,656 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $59,334,200K. Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) generates $5,825 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,428 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 36.64%, a 3-Year Total Return of 137.34%, and a 5-year Total Return of 257.41%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 150.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.164 per share on 07/18/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.53%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.66.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) reported earnings of $0.90 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.82 per share, representing a 0.08 difference and 9.77% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.88 represented a 0.09 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.79 per share, which was a 11.85% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.88 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.90 and the low estimate was $0.87. In the year-ago quarter, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) generated per-share earnings of $0.83. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +6.02% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 3 purchases (15,323 shares in total) and 6 sale (29,537 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 36 insider buys amounting to 587,673 shares and 37 insider sales amounting to 528,416 shares. In the past full year, 45 insider purchases were made (involving 827,314 shares) and 49 insider sell-offs equivalent to 789,412 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) has a Current Ratio of 3.60, a Quick Ratio of 2.46 and a Cash Ratio of 1.39. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 295.29, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 74.70, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 59.87. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 294.87 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 74.60.