Morgan Stanley Analysts Give Pfizer (PFE) a $41.00 Price Target

Acropolis Investment Management LLC now owns 9,032 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $327,000 after purchasing an additional 6,948 shares during the period. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $144.72. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.07, for a total transaction of $296,560.00. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) has risen 45.54% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in shares of Pfizer during the 2nd quarter valued at about $103,000.

North Star Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) by 2.57% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eidelman Virant Capital bought 123,500 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 149,288 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.33 million, up from 44,219 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Legacy Capital Partners Inc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $217.80 billion market cap company. (NYSE PFE) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $36.54. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 15.21 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $5200 target. Therefore 41% are positive. Badger Meter had 17 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, November 15 to "Neutral". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, January 12 by Credit Suisse. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Monday, April 18. AEOXF's SI was 25,800 shares in January as released by FINRA. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, April 7. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Hldgs Limited holds 0.16% or 930 shares in its portfolio. Its down 0.27, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. Suntrust Banks invested in 3.78M shares. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. Finally, Stanley Laman Group Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Pfizer by 373.7% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Incorporated holds 678,573 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Zevin Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,000 shares. Renaissance Inv Grp Limited Liability Company reported 35,825 shares stake. Amalgamated Comml Bank holds 0.76% in Pfizer Inc. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 23,705 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:PFE) for 58,613 shares.

Legacy Capital Partners Inc, which manages about $260.53 million and $190.24M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Artisan Partners Asset Mgmt In Cl A (NYSE:APAM) by 31,155 shares to 65,890 shares, valued at $2.15 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Pfizer had 67 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". BMO Capital Markets reissued a "buy" rating and set a $39.00 price target (up from $37.00) on shares of Pfizer in a report on Thursday, October 19th. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to "Outperform". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 27 by Buckingham Research. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Pfizer Inc.

Shares of Pfizer (PFE) opened at $36.54 on Friday.

Saybrook Capital NC continued to hold its position in shares of Pfizer, Inc.

Among 25 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 16 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. (NYSE:PFE) for 24.37M shares. (NYSE:PFE) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy".

North Star Asset Management Inc, which manages about $1.15B and $946.73M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) by 13,420 shares to 10,976 shares, valued at $437,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Monday, May 2. It also reduced its holding in Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 1 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $16.36 million activity.

In other news, insider Alexander R. Mackenzie sold 6,750 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. (NYSE:PFE). Metropolitan Life Insurance Communication holds 0.63% in Pfizer Inc. 323 shares were sold by HERRERA GEORGE, worth $31,524 on Friday, August 11. DAMELIO FRANK A sold $3.21M worth of stock or 94,409 shares. $1.34 million worth of stock was sold by SUSMAN SALLY on Tuesday, September 12. The insider Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,334 shares worth $2.31M.

Investors of record on Friday, February 3rd will be paid a $0.32 dividend. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold PFE shares while 700 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Braun Stacey stated it has 0.99% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 1.43. Linscomb And Williams has 0.38% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, May 2 by Leerink Swann. 83,961 were accumulated by California Pub Employees Retirement System. The fund owned 1,195,477 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after selling 8,965 shares during the quarter. The New York-based Hilton Cap Limited has invested 1.14% in Amazon.com, Inc. Finally, Brick & Kyle Associates boosted its position in shares of Pfizer by 0.7% in the third quarter. Moreover, Myriad Asset Mngmt Ltd has 0.27% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. Marco Mngmt Limited invested 0.89% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 22,042 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Ltd stated it has 567,631 shares. Obermeyer Wood Invest Counsel Lllp accumulated 9,827 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

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