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Pfizer (PFE - Get Report)

Background: Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide.

52-Week Range: $20.23 to $26.09

Book Value: $11.10

Price-to-Book Ratio: 2.3

Earnings Payout Percentage: 67%

This stock currently has an annualized dividend of 88 cents, yielding 3.4%.

I have been bullish on Pfizer for months, and buying dips continues to work well. Shares have increased more than than 25% in the last year, and more than 3% in the last month alone. Analysts like Pfizer, too. Seventeen of 21 analysts rate Pfizer a buy or strong buy. The company has three holds and one sell. The average analyst current target price for Pfizer is $27.68.

Forget about finding anyone who is short shares of Pfizer. Short interest is only 0.8% of the float. PFE Payout Ratio TTM Chart PFE Payout Ratio TTM data by YCharts

At the time of publication, Weinstein held no positions in stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

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