NYSE:PFE - Pfizer Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$43.51 +0.30 (+0.69 %)
(As of 11/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$43.51
Today's Range$42.9136 - $43.78
52-Week Range$33.20 - $45.81
Volume23.28 million shs
Average Volume25.58 million shs
Market Capitalization$259.01 billion
P/E Ratio16.42
Dividend Yield3.13%
Beta0.88
Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Pfizer Innovative Health (IH) and Pfizer Essential Health (EH). The IH segment focuses on the development and commercialization of medicines and vaccines, and consumer healthcare products in various therapeutic areas, including internal medicine, vaccines, oncology, inflammation and immunology, and rare diseases, as well as consumer healthcare, such as over-the-counter brands comprising dietary supplements, pain management, gastrointestinal, and respiratory and personal care. This segment offers products primarily under the Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13, Xeljanz, Eliquis, Lyrica, Enbrel, Ibrance, Xtandi, Advil, and Centrum brands. The EH segment offers products that would lose or have lost marketing patent protection; branded generic products; generic sterile injectable products; biosimilars; and anti-infectives. It provides products under the Lipitor, Premarin family, Norvasc, Lyrica, Celebrex, Viagra, Inflectra/Remsima, Pristiq, Zyvox, Vfend, Revatio, Inspra, Medrol, Sulperazon, Fragmin, Tygacil, Nivestim, and Retacrit brands. This segment also engages in the research and development, as well as contract manufacturing activities. The company serves wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, and individual provider offices, as well as disease control and prevention centers. Pfizer Inc. has collaboration and/or co-promotion agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; Merck KGaA; Immutep Limited; BioNTech AG; Neofluidics, LLC; Kite Pharma, Inc.; Merck KGaA; Leap Therapeutics, Inc.; and Nektar Therapeutics, as well as development agreement with Antares Pharma, Inc. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryPharmaceuticals
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNYSE:PFE
Previous Symbol
CUSIP71708110
Phone212-733-2323

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.47
Current Ratio1.43
Quick Ratio1.15

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.42
Forward P/E Ratio14.50
P/E Growth2.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$52.55 billion
Price / Sales4.93
Cash Flow$3.7509 per share
Price / Cash11.60
Book Value$12.03 per share
Price / Book3.62

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.65
Net Income$21.31 billion
Net Margins44.63%
Return on Equity25.26%
Return on Assets10.72%

Miscellaneous

Employees90,200
Outstanding Shares5,952,870,000
Market Cap$259.01 billion
OptionableOptionable

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pfizer's stock symbol?

Pfizer trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PFE."

How often does Pfizer pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pfizer?

Pfizer declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 27th. Investors of record on Friday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share on Monday, December 3rd. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View Pfizer's Dividend History.

How will Pfizer's stock buyback program work?

Pfizer announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, December 19th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Pfizer's earnings last quarter?

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.03. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $13.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.53 billion. Pfizer had a return on equity of 25.26% and a net margin of 44.63%. Pfizer's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. View Pfizer's Earnings History.

When is Pfizer's next earnings date?

Pfizer is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Pfizer.

What guidance has Pfizer issued on next quarter's earnings?

Pfizer updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.98-3.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.99. The company issued revenue guidance of $53-53.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $54.16 billion.

What price target have analysts set for PFE?

22 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Pfizer's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect Pfizer's stock price to reach $43.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Pfizer.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Pfizer?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Pfizer in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 13 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Pfizer.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Pfizer stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Pfizer stock:
  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Overweight rating and raise our 12-month PT for PFE shares to $53 from $45. The increase in our PT is driven by multiple expansion. We think this is deserved because respectable earnings growth, driven by Innovative Medicines, recent pipeline advancements, and return of capital to PFE’s shareholders — above the industry average — are all still underappreciated." (10/17/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Pfizer is facing top-line headwinds in the form of genericization of key drugs, supply challenges in the legacy Hospira portfolio, pricing pressure and rising competition. Nonetheless, we believe that new products like Ibrance, contribution from acquisitions, cost-cutting efforts, a lower tax rate and share buybacks should help the company achieve its guidance. Pfizer also boasts a strong pipeline and expects approximately 25 to 30 drug approvals through 2022, including around 15 products that have blockbuster potential. Pfizer’s growing immuno-oncology portfolio has strong potential.  Bavencio is being considered a key long-term growth driver for Pfizer. In oncology, Pfizer has three potential medicines under FDA’s priority review. The stock has outperformed the industry this year so far. Estimates have remained stable ahead of its Q3 earnings release and Pfizer has a positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (10/16/2018)

Has Pfizer been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about PFE stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Pfizer earned a daily sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Pfizer?

Pfizer saw a drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 46,551,071 shares, a drop of 7.5% from the October 15th total of 50,351,438 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 26,087,863 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Pfizer's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Pfizer's key competitors?

Who are Pfizer's key executives?

Pfizer's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ian C. Read, Chairman & CEO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Frank A. D'Amelio, CFO & EVP of Global Supply and Bus. Operations (Age 60)
  • Mr. Albert Bourla D.V.M., DVM, Ph.D., COO & Director (Age 56)
  • Dr. Mikael Dolsten, Global Pres of Worldwide R&D and Medical (Age 59)
  • Mr. John D. Young, Group Pres & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 53)

Who are Pfizer's major shareholders?

Pfizer's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.57%), Capital World Investors (1.43%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.18%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.90%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.68%). Company insiders that own Pfizer stock include Alexander R Mackenzie, Charles H Hill, Douglas M Lankler, Frank A Damelio, Ian C Read, Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, Laurie J Olson, Loretta V Cangialosi, Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer Inc, Rady A Johnson, Sally Susman and W Don Cornwell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pfizer.

Which institutional investors are selling Pfizer stock?

PFE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Nordea Investment Management AB, BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., FMR LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Epoch Investment Partners Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Pfizer company stock in the last year include Alexander R Mackenzie, Charles H Hill, Douglas M Lankler, Frank A Damelio, Ian C Read, Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, Laurie J Olson, Loretta V Cangialosi, Mikael Dolsten, Rady A Johnson, Sally Susman and W Don Cornwell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pfizer.

Which institutional investors are buying Pfizer stock?

PFE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, AQR Capital Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Glenmede Trust Co. NA and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ . View Insider Buying and Selling for Pfizer.

How do I buy shares of Pfizer?

Shares of PFE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Pfizer's stock price today?

One share of PFE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.51.

How big of a company is Pfizer?

Pfizer has a market capitalization of $259.01 billion and generates $52.55 billion in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $21.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.65 on an earnings per share basis. Pfizer employs 90,200 workers across the globe.

What is Pfizer's official website?

The official website for Pfizer is http://www.pfizer.com.

How can I contact Pfizer?

Pfizer's mailing address is 235 EAST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK NY, 10017. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 212-733-2323.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Pfizer (NYSE PFE)

Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,223 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  683 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,906
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This page was last updated on 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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