SunTrust Banks Research Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Pfizer, Inc. (PFE)

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 17, 2017

Smead Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Alaska Air Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.30 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.6 on September 15, reaching $118.27. (NYSE:PFE). Levin Strategies Ltd Partnership holds 4.64% or 8.31 million shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Lakeview Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (PFE) by 24.93% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jnba Financial Advisors sold 19,147 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,854 shares of the health care company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $223,000, down from 26,001 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 2.85% or $2.21 on September 15, reaching $75.28. About 3.51 million shares traded or 96.09% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since September 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 35% are positive. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. As per Wednesday, February 17, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 20 by Credit Suisse. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 13,473 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $461,000 after buying an additional 224 shares during the last quarter. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of PFE in report on Friday, August 14 with "Buy" rating. Morgan Stanley has "Neutral" rating and $38 target. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Tuesday, December 1. Franklin Street Inc Nc invested in 34,145 shares or 0.2% of the stock. (NYSE:PFE) for 50,720 shares.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on PFE shares. Crawford Investment Counsel Incorporated reported 114,918 shares stake. (NYSE:PFE) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 20 by Jefferies. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Pfizer by 2.3% in the second quarter. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 4.92% or $0.03 from last year's $0.61 per share. PFE's profit will be $3.81B for 13.81 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Pfizer by 2.3% during the second quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.95 in 2016Q3.

Several equities research analysts have commented on PFE shares. 115 funds opened positions while 711 raised stakes. Gould Asset Management Ca invested in 0.42% or 25,448 shares. Roundview Ltd Llc holds 0.57% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 55,150 shares.

Since March 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.64 million activity. Moreover, Sol Capital has 0.5% invested in Pfizer Inc. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 3rd will be issued a $0.32 dividend. Coastline reported 112,200 shares or 0.72% of all its holdings. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 1.8% or 76,721 shares. Cheviot Value Mngmt Limited Liability reported 212,517 shares. Beese Fulmer Investment Mngmt invested in 0.52% or 62,570 shares. Leerink Swann maintained Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. Piper Jaffray maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Pfizer: Pharma Dividend Superstar" published on August 22, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Pfizer: Investors Are Missing The True Impact Of Xtandi" with publication date: August 22, 2017.

Btc Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.73B and $505.67M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 5,484 shares to 38,220 shares, valued at $3.98M in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

Jnba Financial Advisors, which manages about $564.64M and $411.23M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IJK) by 32,390 shares to 32,745 shares, valued at $5.97M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. The original version of this story can be accessed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/09/17/suntrust-banks-research-analysts-increase-earnings-estimates-for-pfizer-inc-pfe.html. Therefore 29% are positive. SIG PLC had 143 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, August 16. Citigroup maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Friday, July 1. Vetr now has $35.71 price target on the biopharmaceutical company's stock. (NYSE:PFE) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 13. (NYSE:PFE) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 8 with "Buy". (NYSE:ALK) on Friday, January 22 to "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Friday, August 28 by Piper Jaffray.

More notable recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: Blogs.Wsj.com which released: "Monsanto Financing and Integration Await New Bayer CFO" on September 12, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: "Bayer Faces In-Depth EU Review of $66 Billion Monsanto Deal" published on August 22, 2017, Reuters.com published: "Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage" on September 07, 2017.

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