Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - Worth Watching Stock

(NYSE:PFE) or 228,000 shares. The stock declined 0.33% or $0.12 reaching $35.85 on the news.

11/04/2016 - Pfizer, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 112 funds opened positions while 612 raised stakes.

Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 0 shares, indicating that PFE's key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago.

Hap Trading Llc decreased Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) stake by 105,633 shares to 131,167 valued at $1.10M in 2017Q2. The stock has a market capitalization of $210.83 billion, a PE ratio of 25.93 and a beta of 1.00. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Pfizer by 3.9% during the second quarter. Pfizer Inc Com now has $213.49 billion valuation. John G Ullman & Associates Inc. now owns 466,336 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $15,664,000 after buying an additional 13,494 shares during the last quarter. It would take about 2.87 days to cover all short positions. Barr E S owns 14,218 shares. The 52-Week High confirms a value of -2.02% * with the 52-Week Low of 20.21% *. (NYSE:PFE) on Wednesday, August 16 with "Hold" rating. Hollow Brook Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $214.74B market cap company. They now have a Dollars 38 price target on the stock. (NYSE:PFE). Alpine Woods Capital Investors Ltd Liability invested 0.6% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. On average, equities research analysts expect that Pfizer, Inc. will post $2.56 EPS for the current year.

The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Pfizer Inc. have a median target of $37, with a high estimate of $54 and a low estimate of $31.

Pfizer Inc. holds a total Debt Equity of 0.75 * with the Long Term Debt/Equity of 0.59 *. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. They expect $-0.42 earnings per share, up 16.00% or $0.08 from last year's $-0.5 per share. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. Pfizer's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 94.12%. Cowen and Company set a $43.00 price target on Pfizer and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Pfizer had 59 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 2 by Argus Research.

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 2.08 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell.

Among 20 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold.

In other news, insider Alexander R. Mackenzie sold 7,350 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.50, for a total value of $502,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 145,649 shares in the company, valued at $5,097,715. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

In other Pfizer news, insider Laurie J. Olson sold 8,064 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. Hap Trading Llc acquired 124,341 shares as Goodyear Tire & Rubr Co (GT)'s stock declined 12.03%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. LSV Asset Management now owns 33,275,572 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $1,117,726,000 after purchasing an additional 199,100 shares in the last quarter.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Sumitomo Life Insurance Co". Sanford C. Bernstein set a $39.00 price target on shares of Pfizer and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. "(PFE)" was published by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright laws. (NYSE:PFE). Vestor Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.01% in Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc.is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company.

Harvard Bioscience, Inc.is a developer, maker and marketer of a range of scientific instruments, systems and lab consumables used for basic research, drug discovery, clinical and environmental testing.

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