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.

PFE was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 57.58 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 31, implying potential capital losses of -6.06 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.76 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.2 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

PFE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 116.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PFE has a PEG ratio of 0.24.

In the last 52-weeks, PFE has achieved a high of 37.39 and a low of 29.83. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.63 percent, and 11.74 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.