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 price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 57.58 percent. The lowest price target was 31, implying potential capital losses of -6.06 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of PFE is 0.24.

PFE has a 52-week high of 37.39 and a 52-week low of 29.83. Today's price is 10.63 percent above the 52-week 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.