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.

Investment analysts gave a few 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.76 percent. 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. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PFE to grow at a rate of 116.23 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 market cap of PFE is $196.28 billion. PFE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.