BTR Capital Management Inc. Increases Holdings in Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)

Doris Richards
October 12, 2017

BTR Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Pfizer were worth $8,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $36.14, up from yesterday's close by 0.25%. About 9.73 million shares traded.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.31, and it's gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a positive share price momentum. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -6.34%. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 72.34% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. About 683,080 shares traded or 3.84% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since October 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.98% the S&P500. A 6 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 2 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:F) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Pfizer's analysts are positive. Pfizer had 58 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Saturday, September 5 report. (NYSE:PFE) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, August 16. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 12 with "Hold". Barclays PLC set a $38.00 target price on shares of Pfizer and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, April 7 report. Also, CEO Ian C. Read sold 96,950 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a market cap of $49.21 billion and over the last 12 months, F has risen by 0.81%.

Veritable Lp increased Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI) stake by 4,436 shares to 18,784 valued at $1.46 million in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:QSII). Eqis Capital Mgmt Inc owns 42,923 shares. Its up 0.34, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. 29 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, PFE's beta remains at 0.99. Lpl Finance Llc owns 1.38 million shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. 12,741 are owned by Gould Asset Ltd Liability Corp Ca. 166,731 were reported by Valley Natl Advisers. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for PFE producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 0.81% and for the month booked as 1.29%. Moreover, Td Asset Management has 0.27% invested in Pfizer Inc. Headinvest Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.34% or 30,976 shares in its portfolio. Insight 2811 Inc. boosted its position in Pfizer by 3.7% during the 1st quarter. Pettee Invsts, Connecticut-based fund reported 117,466 shares. (NYSE:PFE). Messner And Smith Theme Value Invest Mgmt Ca has 0.7% invested in Pfizer Inc. Cobblestone Capital Advisors Llc Ny reported 403,588 shares. King Luther Capital holds 0.87% in Pfizer Inc. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Pfizer, Inc. will post $2.56 EPS for the current year. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.64 EPS. PFE's profit would be $3.81 billion giving it 14.08 P/E if the $0.64 EPS is correct. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Quality Systems, Inc. Its down 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 58 investors sold PFE shares while 716 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 612 raised stakes. Madison Inc owns 656,766 shares. Braun Stacey holds 445,211 shares. The stock of Genworth MI Canada Inc (TSE:MIC) earned "Sector Perform" rating by IBC on Monday, May 2. (PFE). Trading was heavy with 10,630,172 shares changing hands by the end of trading on Monday. Norinchukin Savings Bank The invested in 757,755 shares.

Pfizer Inc.'s insider ownership stands at 0.03 percent, while its insider transaction is -19.62 percent. Berenberg initiated Pfizer Inc. Stock Yards Bankshares And Trust has 0.5% invested in Pfizer Inc.

Among 14 analysts covering MEDNAX (NYSE:MD), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Roberts Glore And Il has 0.32% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 123,800 shares. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.02. Company shares have been seen trading -27.38% off of the 52 week high and -0.28% away from the 52 week low. Reik Ltd Liability has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc.

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