Pfizer ( PFE) 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 data by YCharts At the time of publication, Weinstein held no positions in stocks mentioned. Follow @RobertWeinsteinThis article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.