Pfizer, Inc. is one of the world's largest drug companies. It has several blockbuster drugs coming off-patent, and to shore up its pipeline, the company recently acquired Wyeth. The stock price can be found in all the traditional ways, including full-service brokers, online brokers, and free online websites. It can be accessed on a second-by-second basis with streaming quotes from an online broker. This article explains where to find the Pfizer stock price.
About Pfizer: The company
Pfizer, Inc. has a market capitalisation of $150 billion and is headquartered in New York City. Blockbuster drugs Pfizer is the manufacturer of two of the biggest selling drugs of all time: Lipitor, for controlling cholesterol, and Viagra for erectile dysfunction. Both are coming off patent relatively soon and this will undoubtedly lead to lost revenue for Pfizer. Pipeline The Pfizer pipeline of new drugs, combined with the pipeline of recently acquired Wyeth, is expected to introduce new drugs into the Pfizer offerings to offset the loss of some sales of those coming off-patent.
PFE stock has been steady recently after rising post-recession. Revenues and earnings Revenues and earnings have been stagnant recently, and with the loss of patent protection for major drugs, there is a risk of falling revenues. The Wyeth acquisition is supposed to help with a revitalised pipeline, and revenues and earnings are expected to rise. Debt There is an overhang of debt pursuant to the Wyeth acquisition, which was financed partly with debt. The debt is easily handled by a company with as much free cash flow as Pfizer has in an era of low interest rates. Short interest Less than one percent of the stock is sold short, which means that investors have confidence that the Pfizer stock price will not decline quickly. Dividend The dividend of 4.2% is considered high in today's market, and is considered safe from being cut. Where to find the price of Pfizer stock The Pfizer stock quote can be obtained from a full-service broker. In addition, if you have an online account, you can get a current price by accessing the streaming quotes page and entering PFE. Finally, there are a great number of online sources of free quotes. One of the easiest to use is Finance.yahoo.com, which gives prices and key statistics.