Novartis Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

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Fiscal Quarter End: 30th of June 2020  

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Novartis AG is 'Cautious Hold'. Macroaxis provides Novartis buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Novartis positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Novartis AG available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Novartis buy-and-hold perspective. Additionally, see Novartis Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Novartis AG has a mean deviation of 2.13, semi deviation of 3.09, standard deviation of 2.99, variance of 8.92, downside variance of 9.85 and semi variance of 9.52
Macroaxis provides buy or sell recommendations on Novartis AG to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus">analyst consensus on Novartis. Our advice engine determines the firm potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Novartis AG is not overpriced, please verify all Novartis AG fundamentals, including its Cash Flow from Operations, and the relationship between Cash and Equivalents and Market Capitalization . Given that Novartis AG has Price to Earning of 18.68 , we recommend you check Novartis market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Novartis thematic classifications

Drugs IdeaDrugs
Drug manufacturing and delivery
Healthcare IdeaHealthcare
USA Equities from Healthcare industry as classified by Fama & French
Compulsion IdeaCompulsion
Addiction driven consumer products and services

Novartis current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price103.00
Target Mean Price102.67
Recommendation Mean1.00
Target High Price105.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions3
Target Low Price100.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation is comprised of individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Novartis Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.015277Value At Risk-4.79
Potential Upside4.82Standard Deviation2.99
 Return Density 

Novartis Cash Flow Accounts

2014201520162017201820192020 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(2.56 B)(2.13 B)(1.7 B)(1.23 B)(1.15 B)(522 M)(563.21 M)
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents6.34 B(8.35 B)2.33 B1.85 B4.41 B(2.16 B)(2.22 B)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals1.04 B(16.51 B)(765 M)(685 M)(829 M)(3.77 B)(4.06 B)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(4.51 B)(4.49 B)(895 M)(5.24 B)(1.34 B)(5.33 B)(5.47 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities3.32 B1.96 B2.06 B4.1 B4.18 B(4.96 B)(5.09 B)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(6.81 B)(6.64 B)(6.47 B)(6.5 B)(6.97 B)(6.64 B)(7.17 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(8.15 B)(9.18 B)(5.31 B)(7.73 B)(4.24 B)(13.63 B)(13.99 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing881 M(10.78 B)(3.44 B)(3.12 B)(5.59 B)(2.23 B)(2.4 B)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals2.11 B(431 M)92 M(57 M)(2.01 B)3.18 B3.43 B
Net Cash Flow from Operations13.9 B11.9 B11.47 B12.62 B14.27 B13.62 B13.62 B

Novartis Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.62
Overall volatility
Information ratio =-0.02

Novartis Volatility Alert

Novartis AG shows above average downside volatility of 3.14 for selected time horizon. We advise investors to further inspect Novartis AG to make sure all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with estimation about Novartis future alpha.
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Novartis Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsNovartisPeer Average
Return On Equity0.0018 (0.31) 
Return On Asset0.0008 (0.14) 
Profit Margin0.0025 (1.27) 
Operating Margin33.89 (5.51) 
Current Valuation232.13 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding2.27 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Institutions11.06 39.21 
Number of Shares Shorted2.82 M4.71 M
Price to Earning18.68 28.72 
Price to Book3.86 9.51 
Price to Sales4.34 11.42 
Revenue48.68 B9.43 B
Gross Profit34.68 B27.38 B
EBITDA15.53 B3.9 B
Net Income7.14 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents11.34 B2.7 B
Cash per Share5.01 5.01 
Total Debt29.33 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity52.80 48.70 
Current Ratio1.04 2.16 
Book Value Per Share29.65 1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations13.62 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.21 4.00 
Earnings Per Share5.06 3.12 
Price to Earnings To Growth2.08 4.89 
Number of Employees109 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization211.49 B19.03 B
Total Asset131.56 B29.47 B
Working Capital(863 M)1.48 B
Current Asset22.84 B9.34 B
Current Liabilities23.71 B7.9 B
Z Score3.08.72

Novartis Market Momentum

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