Technical Scrutiny: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), General Motors Company (GM)

Technical Scrutiny: Pfizer Inc. (PFE), General Motors Company (GM)”

(NYSE:PFE) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC.

Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Pfizer Inc. Asset Planning Services Ltd. lifted its position in Pfizer by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. The institutional investor held 30,334 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.62 million, up from 22,831 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stone House Investment Management LLC increased its position in Pfizer by 0.9% during the first quarter. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 897 holders increased their positions by a total of 144.47 million shares, 1,005 holders decreased the positions by a total of 189.61 million shares, and 248 holders held their positions. Acropolis Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Pfizer by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Orrstown Financial Services has an ownership of 3,275 stocks of the biopharmaceutical firms shares valued $112,000 after scooping up an extra 612 stocks in the previous period. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Pfizer by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. The institutional investor owned 838,085 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after selling 8,924 shares during the period.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Fox Run Management L.L.C". If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and global copyright law. The correct version of this article can be viewed at Finally, Cowen and Company set a $43.00 price objective on Pfizer and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Pfizer had 57 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Berenberg Bank fixed a $39.00 price objective on Pfizer and issued the shares a "neutral" recommendation in a analysis report on Tue, Aug 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein fixed a $39.00 price objective on Pfizer and issued the shares a "buy" recommendation in a analysis report on Tue. BidaskClub raised Pfizer from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: and their article: "Better Buy: Eli Lilly and Company vs. Pfizer Inc." published on September 01, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Pfizer: Pharma Dividend Superstar" with publication date: August 22, 2017. Also, insider Laurie J. Olson sold 8,064 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $6.31 a share in the trailing twelve months. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

In related news, insider Alexander R. Mackenzie sold 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. (PFE)'s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $149,045. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. (NYSE:PFE). Mckinley Carter Wealth Ser Incorporated has 0.46% invested in Pfizer Inc. Markel Corp bought 12,000 shares as the company's stock rose 4.66% with the market.

Shares are trading at $35.55 barely above $33.71, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is marginally over the 200 day moving average of $33.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $211.04 billion, a PE ratio of 25.958 and a beta of 1.00. Pfizer, Inc. has a 12 month low of $29.83 and a 12 month high of $35.84. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. Pfizer had a net margin of 15.84% and a return on equity of 24.51%. Barnett & Company stated it has 1.9% in Verizon Communications Inc. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 2% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates.

The company declared a dividend which was paid on Friday September 1st, 2017. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.60%.

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