Metric Deep Dive: Understanding Zoetis Inc (ZTS) Through its Ratios

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After finishing at $174.24 in the prior trading day, Zoetis Inc (NYSE: ZTS) closed at $173.49, down -0.43%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.43 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.96 million shares were traded. ZTS stock price reached its highest trading level at $174.67 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $171.51.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of ZTS by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 40.08 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 45.24. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.94 and its Current Ratio is at 3.33. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.34 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.33.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Stifel on January 12, 2024, Reiterated its Buy rating but revised its target price to $215 from $195 previously.

On December 07, 2023, Exane BNP Paribas started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and target price of $237.Exane BNP Paribas initiated its Outperform rating on December 07, 2023, with a $237 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 18 ’24 when Lagano Roxanne sold 923 shares for $151.17 per share. The transaction valued at 139,530 led to the insider holds 14,800 shares of the business.

Lagano Roxanne sold 923 shares of ZTS for $159,984 on Mar 18 ’24. The Executive Vice President now owns 15,723 shares after completing the transaction at $173.33 per share. On Mar 11 ’24, another insider, Reed Willie M, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 1,370 shares for $182.68 each. As a result, the insider received 250,265 and left with 9,994 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, ZTS now has a Market Capitalization of 79504916480 and an Enterprise Value of 83981639680. As of this moment, Zoetis’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 33.44, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 27.14. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.51. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 9.06 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 15.67. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 9.615 whereas that against EBITDA is 23.544.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for ZTS is 0.86, which has changed by 0.014561415 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.24919295 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, ZTS has reached a high of $201.92, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $144.80. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 1.54%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -1.82%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.11M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2296920 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 458.37M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 455.91M. Insiders hold about 0.08% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 95.77% stake in the company. Shares short for ZTS as of 1718323200 were 6876737 with a Short Ratio of 2.21, compared to 1715731200 on 6032053. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 6876737 and a Short% of Float of 1.50999995.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, ZTS’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.557, compared to 1.61 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.008935951The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.65.

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