Analyst Ratings for Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) by analysts covering the stock. PFE had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

22 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave PFE a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PFE. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, implying potential capital gains of 57.58 percent. The lowest price target was 31, which equates to a potential downside of -6.06 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.76 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.2 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of PFE to grow at a rate of 116.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PFE is 0.24.

In the last 52-weeks, PFE has achieved a high of 37.39 and a low of 29.83. Currently the stock is 10.63 percent higher than its low, and 11.74 percent lower than its 52-week high. PFE has a price/earnings ratio of 27.85. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PFE value stock report compares PFE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $196.28 billion. PFE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.