Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Short Interest Up 19.3% in December

Hartford Investment Management Co sold 13,012 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12,700 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $453,000, down from 29,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $36.54. About 5.96 million shares traded or 35.42% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.95% the S&P500.

Eidelman Virant Capital, which manages about $285.00 million and $168.24M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tidewater Inc Citizn (NYSE:TDW) by 190,606 shares to 7,094 shares, valued at $206,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. This buyback authorization authorizes the biopharmaceutical company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. The hedge fund held 247,005 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.65 million, up from 188,184 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Newport Asia Llc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Holding for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $484.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.62% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $34.55. About 1.25M shares traded or 19.28% up from the average. (NYSE:PFE). Df Dent has 0.03% invested in Pfizer Inc.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $16.36 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.00, for a total transaction of $249,750.00.

Shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) opened at $36.54 on Tuesday. On Monday, August 7 MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R sold $502,560 worth of Pfizer Inc. $263,693 worth of stock was sold by OLSON LAURIE J on Monday, August 21. Shares for $3.21M were sold by DAMELIO FRANK A. SUSMAN SALLY had sold 38,230 shares worth $1.34M. The company's revenue for the quarter was up.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Pfizer Inc. will post 2.59 earnings per share for the current year. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pfizer from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.02. This is a boost from Pfizer's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.15 in 2017Q2.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of PFE. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its stake in Pfizer by 0.5% in the third quarter. Laffer Investments invested in 0.2% or 21,023 shares.

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Pfizer Inc (Pfizer) is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. (NYSE:PFE). 37,639 were accumulated by Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership. Stillwater Mgmt Ltd holds 0.99% or 30,000 shares. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: and their article: "Vetr Crowd Upgrades Pfizer To Buy" published on January 09, 2018 as well as's news article titled: "Pfizer, Genesys invest in natural-product drug maker Adapsyn" with publication date: January 11, 2018. (NYSE:PFE) for 144,000 shares. Cadence Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.84% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. Bb&T Limited Liability Company invested in 1.01% or 2.07 million shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company's stock are short sold. Ntv Asset Management Llc holds 101,870 shares. Mcrae Mgmt, New Jersey-based fund reported 9,961 shares. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pfizer by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 6.46 million shares. 414,960 were accumulated by Fsi Ltd. Ellington Mngmt Gru Limited Liability accumulated 45,000 shares. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pfizer by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:PFE). Orrstown Services Inc stated it has 925 shares. Therefore 56% are positive. Pfizer had 67 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. $296,560 worth of stock was sold by JOHNSON RADY A on Friday, December 15. The original version of this story can be read at (NYSE:C) earned "Market Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 9. The company was maintained on Monday, June 20 by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 5. Finally, Atlantic Securities set a $37.00 price target on shares of Pfizer and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. (NYSE:AYI) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, December 20 by Robert W. Baird.

Loeb Partners Corporation, which manages about $405.10 million and $327.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Umh Pptys Inc (NYSE:UMH) by 72,908 shares to 115,616 shares, valued at $1.80 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It increased, as 79 investors sold ORLY shares while 194 reduced holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. Ingalls And Snyder Ltd Llc has invested 1.16% in Pfizer Inc. Stearns Fincl Grp Incorporated holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al reported 0.03% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 114,284 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $3,839,000 after acquiring an additional 90,160 shares during the period. Wilkins Invest Counsel reported 272,042 shares. Bontempo Ohly Ltd Llc reported 2.72% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Mgmt reported 6,329 shares stake. Suntrust Banks Inc has 87,316 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 23,705 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement reported 1.50 million shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Sg Americas holds 57,187 shares. Calamos Advsr Limited invested in 0.56% or 2.03 million shares. It also reduced its holding in Seacoast Bkg Corp Fla (NASDAQ:SBCF) by 164,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 248,600 shares, and cut its stake in Bofi Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BOFI). Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 50% are positive.

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Pfizer declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Monday, December 18th that allows the company to buyback $10.00 billion in shares. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $48 target in Friday, August 28 report.

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