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5 Drugs Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

1. As of noon trading, Pfizer ( PFE) is up $0.23 (0.78) to $29.63 on heavy volume Thus far, 50.3 million shares of Pfizer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.23-$29.66 after having opened the day at $29.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.40.

Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells medicines for people and animals worldwide. Pfizer has a market cap of $206.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Pfizer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Pfizer Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the drugs industry could consider SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH) while those bearish on the drugs industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech ( BIS).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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