Pfizer (PFE) reported quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, Aug-2-2016. The company said it had a profit of $0.64 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.02. Analysts had a consensus of $0.62. The company posted revenue of $13147.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $13013.24 million. The company’s revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.56 EPS.
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.
Pfizer opened for trading at $36.68 and hit $36.95 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $36.89, with a gain of 0.60% or 0.22 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,15,13,828 shares. Company has a market cap of $223,732 M.
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.
In a different news, on May 27, 2016, Frank A Damelio (Executive Vice President) sold 100,000 shares at $34.49 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 26, 2016, Loretta V Cangialosi (Sr. Vice President, Controller) sold 86,000 shares at $33.97 per share price. On May 12, 2016, Laurie J Olson (Executive Vice President) sold 4,700 shares at $33.50 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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.