Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

May 16, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold Pfizer Inc. shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
South Dakota Investment Council reported 1.88 million shares. Quantbot Technology Limited Partnership reported 0.2% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). First Commonwealth Finance Corporation Pa reported 0.43% stake. San Francisco Sentry (Ca) owns 19,750 shares. Cypress Cap Ltd Liability Co (Wy) has 0.15% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 3,718 shares. Somerset Com invested in 1.28% or 70,645 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mngmt reported 237,855 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. 382,879 were accumulated by American Investment Services Incorporated. Fiera Capital Corp has invested 0% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Seaward Mgmt Limited Partnership has 1.13M shares. Evermay Wealth Mngmt Limited Co invested in 65,440 shares or 0.87% of the stock. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 135,168 shares. Ftb Inc reported 0.58% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Mathes Co Inc holds 0.35% or 21,400 shares in its portfolio. 5,961 are held by Phocas.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $17.75 million activity. $1.24M worth of stock was sold by SUSMAN SALLY on Monday, February 26. Dolsten Mikael sold $2.39M worth of stock or 64,587 shares. READ IAN C sold $4.76 million worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Tuesday, May 1. LANKLER DOUGLAS M sold $1.84M worth of stock or 50,000 shares. $998,666 worth of stock was sold by JOHNSON RADY A on Tuesday, March 13. 1,758 shares were sold by CORNWELL W DON, worth $64,679.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Pfizer had 14 analyst reports since November 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $39 target in Wednesday, January 31 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, February 26 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, April 13 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform”. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Thursday, April 5, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. SunTrust maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Sunday, January 28. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $40.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Friday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/05/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $43 New Target: $42 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0000 Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell
05/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $41 Downgrade
26/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $41.0
31/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $37 New Target: $39 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $41 New Target: $43 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Leerink Swann Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $35 New Target: $38 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $35.86. About 8.33M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Pfizer Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. The company has market cap of $209.79 billion. It operates through two divisions, Pfizer Innovative Health and Pfizer Essential Health (EH). It has a 9.96 P/E ratio. 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 dietary supplements, pain management, gastrointestinal, and respiratory and personal care.

More notable recent Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Pfizer Is A Definite Buy For 2018” on April 30, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “What to Look For in the Merck and Pfizer Reports Tuesday Morning” published on April 30, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Pfizer (PFE) Announces FDA Approval for Biosimilar RETACRIT” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Better Buy: Pfizer Inc. (PFE) vs. Merck (MRK)” published on May 13, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Pfizer: Buy This Dip?” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

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