Pfizer Inc. [PFE] stock Downgrade by Mizuho analyst, price target now $42

Pfizer Inc. [NYSE: PFE] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.35% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 2.14%. The company report on July 12, 2021 that ACHV: Longer Patents, Higher Valuation.

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Over the last 12 months, PFE stock rose by 18.43%. The one-year Pfizer Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 6.7. The average equity rating for PFE stock is currently 2.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $222.37 billion, with 5.60 billion shares outstanding and 5.59 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 25.50M shares, PFE stock reached a trading volume of 20180610 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Pfizer Inc. [PFE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PFE shares is $42.97 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PFE stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Mizuho have made an estimate for Pfizer Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May 06, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price to Sector Perform. The new note on the price target was released on April 07, 2021, representing the official price target for Pfizer Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $41, while DZ Bank analysts kept a Buy rating on PFE stock. On December 16, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for PFE shares from 43 to 42.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Pfizer Inc. is set at 0.53, with the Price to Sales ratio for PFE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.47. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for PFE in the course of the last twelve months was 44.83 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

PFE Stock Performance Analysis:

Pfizer Inc. [PFE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.14. With this latest performance, PFE shares gained by 1.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.76% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 18.43% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PFE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.70, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.60 for Pfizer Inc. [PFE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 39.48, while it was recorded at 39.81 for the last single week of trading, and 37.48 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Pfizer Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Pfizer Inc. [PFE] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.52 and a Gross Margin at +71.21. Pfizer Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.67.

Return on Total Capital for PFE is now 8.14, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.93. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.05, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.34. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Pfizer Inc. [PFE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 65.26. Additionally, PFE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.76. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 60.48, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 36.60.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Pfizer Inc. [PFE] managed to generate an average of $88,981 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.03 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.26.Pfizer Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

PFE Stock EPS

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PFE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Pfizer Inc. go to 11.53%.

Pfizer Inc. [PFE] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $147,138 million, or 66.60% of PFE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PFE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 450,914,119, which is approximately 0.66% of the company’s market cap and around 0.04% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 405,733,970 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.27 billion in PFE stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $11.02 billion in PFE stock with ownership of nearly -1.679% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Pfizer Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,380 institutional holders increased their position in Pfizer Inc. [NYSE:PFE] by around 145,466,602 shares. Additionally, 1,206 investors decreased positions by around 169,650,756 shares, while 211 investors held positions by with 3,355,083,384 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,670,200,742 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PFE stock had 155 new institutional investments in for a total of 20,682,240 shares, while 123 institutional investors sold positions of 11,400,285 shares during the same period.

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