Fragasso Group buys $1,476,909 stake in Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer (PFE) : Fragasso Group scooped up 675 additional shares in Pfizer during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 40,675 shares of Pfizer which is valued at $1,476,909.Pfizer makes up approximately 0.54% of Fragasso Group’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Hall Laurie J Trustee boosted its stake in PFE in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 96 additional shares and now holds a total of 41,740 shares of Pfizer which is valued at $1,515,579. Pfizer makes up approx 0.98% of Hall Laurie J Trustee’s portfolio.Macnealy Hoover Investment Management Inc reduced its stake in PFE by selling 962 shares or 2.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 40,651 shares of PFE which is valued at $1,468,314. Pfizer makes up approx 0.28% of Macnealy Hoover Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.Curbstone Financial Management Corp reduced its stake in PFE by selling 100 shares or 0.17% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 57,495 shares of PFE which is valued at $2,076,719. Pfizer makes up approx 0.69% of Curbstone Financial Management Corp’s portfolio.Laurel Wealth Advisors reduced its stake in PFE by selling 1,168 shares or 3.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 32,202 shares of PFE which is valued at $1,163,136. Pfizer makes up approx 0.57% of Laurel Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.

Pfizer closed down -0.15 points or -0.41% at $36.77 with 2,50,90,491 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $36.97, the shares hit an intraday low of $36.63 and an intraday high of $37.19 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Pfizer reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.12 according to the earnings call on May 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.55. The company had revenue of $13005.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $12008.32 million. The company’s revenue was up 19.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jun 23, 2016, Pfizer announced a cash dividend of $0.3000. The company’s management has announced Aug 3, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 5, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Pfizer. Shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Jun 20, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $42 .Berenberg Initiated Pfizer on May 12, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $38.Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on May 4, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $36 .

Pfizer Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering developing and manufacturing of healthcare products. Its products include Lyrica the Prevnar family of products Enbrel Celebrex Lipitor Viagra Zyvox Sutent EpiPen Toviaz Tygacil Rapamune Xalkori Inlyta Norvasc BeneFIX Genotropin and Enbrel among others. It operates in three segments: Global Innovative Pharmaceutical segment (GIP) Global Vaccines Oncology and Consumer Healthcare segment (VOC) and Global Established Pharmaceutical segment (GEP). GIP is focused on developing registering and commercializing medications in therapeutic areas such as inflammation cardiovascular/metabolic neuroscience and pain rare diseases and women’s/men’s health. VOC focuses on the development and commercialization of vaccines and products for oncology and consumer healthcare. GEP includes its sterile injectable products and bio similar development portfolio. Its subsidiary is Hospira Inc.

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