Anchor Capital Advisors Lowers stake in Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer (PFE) : Anchor Capital Advisors reduced its stake in Pfizer by 6.29% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 976,462 shares of Pfizer which is valued at $34,459,344 after selling 65,534 shares in Pfizer , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.Pfizer makes up approximately 0.88% of Anchor Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Clark Estates Incny reduced its stake in PFE by selling 50,000 shares or 4.73% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,007,896 shares of PFE which is valued at $35,568,650. Pfizer makes up approx 6.68% of Clark Estates Incny’s portfolio.Compass Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in PFE by selling 1,850 shares or 11.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,574 shares of PFE which is valued at $500,745. Pfizer makes up approx 0.09% of Compass Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Investment House reduced its stake in PFE by selling 279 shares or 0.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 102,915 shares of PFE which is valued at $3,792,418. Pfizer makes up approx 0.58% of Investment House’s portfolio.Neville Rodie Shaw Inc reduced its stake in PFE by selling 1,210 shares or 0.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 207,726 shares of PFE which is valued at $7,542,531. Pfizer makes up approx 0.88% of Neville Rodie Shaw Inc’s portfolio.

Pfizer closed down -0.14 points or -0.40% at $35.15 with 2,51,25,802 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $35.5, the shares hit an intraday low of $35.15 and an intraday high of $35.52 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Pfizer reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.62. The company had revenue of $13147.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $13013.24 million. The company’s revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.56 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Pfizer. Shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Jun 20, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $42 .Berenberg Initiated Pfizer on May 12, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $38.Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on May 4, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $36 .

Pfizer Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering developing and manufacturing of healthcare products. Its products include Lyrica the Prevnar family of products Enbrel Celebrex Lipitor Viagra Zyvox Sutent EpiPen Toviaz Tygacil Rapamune Xalkori Inlyta Norvasc BeneFIX Genotropin and Enbrel among others. It operates in three segments: Global Innovative Pharmaceutical segment (GIP) Global Vaccines Oncology and Consumer Healthcare segment (VOC) and Global Established Pharmaceutical segment (GEP). GIP is focused on developing registering and commercializing medications in therapeutic areas such as inflammation cardiovascular/metabolic neuroscience and pain rare diseases and women’s/men’s health. VOC focuses on the development and commercialization of vaccines and products for oncology and consumer healthcare. GEP includes its sterile injectable products and bio similar development portfolio. Its subsidiary is Hospira Inc.

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