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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 18, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 32 polled investment analysts covering Novartis AG advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on May 23, 2017. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Novartis AG.
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In 2016, Novartis AG reported a dividend of 2.70 USD, equaling last years dividend. The 27 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.86 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 5.85%.
Div growth (TTM)0.25%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 18, 2017, Novartis AG reported 2nd quarter 2017 earnings of 1.21 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 15 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 2nd quarter results by 1.63%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Oct 24, 2017.
Average growth rate-0.22%
Novartis AG reported annual 2016 earnings of 4.71 per share on Jan 25, 2017.
Average growth rate-2.62%
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Revenue history & estimates

Novartis AG had 2nd quarter 2017 revenues of 12.24bn. This missed the 12.26bn consensus estimate of the 14 analysts following the company. This was 1.83% below the prior year's 2nd quarter results.
Average growth rate-0.35%
Novartis AG had revenues for the full year 2016 of 48.52bn. This was 1.81% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate-3.57%
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