Analysis: Is Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) Worth Considering for Your Portfolio?

Knupp Catherine A., Executive Vice President, subtracted 28,563 shares of Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) from its portfolio at the rate of $121.37 per share valuing $3,466,792 on Nov 27. The insider left behind 50,053 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $121.34, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $122.76. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $118.65 and a 2nd Support Level at $117.38. 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 $119.91. Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) stock has lost $0.10, or -0.58%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$5.43, or -4.33%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$6.51, or -5.15%. This year-to-date, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) shares have gained $34.37, or 40.18%.

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, Hold % of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 476,299 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $57,403,556K. 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 27.74%, a 3-Year Total Return of 145.46%, and a 5-year Total Return of 174.03%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 150.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.164 per share on 10/21/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.54%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.66.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 09/19, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) reported earnings of $0.94 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.89 per share, representing a 0.05 difference and 5.62% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 06/19, the reported earnings of $0.90 represented a 0.08 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.82 per share, which was a 9.76% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 12/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.88 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.89 and the low estimate was $0.87. In the year-ago quarter, Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) generated per-share earnings of $0.79. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +11.39%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 8 purchases (95,511 shares in total) and 10 sale (119,887 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 15 insider buys amounting to 124,642 shares and 22 insider sales amounting to 166,510 shares. In the past full year, 53 insider purchases were made (involving 721,817 shares) and 60 insider sell-offs equivalent to 704,364 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 8.51 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 294.87.