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 a possible profit of 57.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, which equates to a potential downside 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. That number becomes -0.76 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.2 percent. 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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.