Pfizer (PFE) a Hold on Pallid Sales Growth

Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) is a $209.7 billion in market value component of the Pharmaceuticals GICS industry group where the ranking for PFE by Portfolio Grader places it 44 among the 132 companies in this industry group, placing it in the top half. PFE is ranked in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 286 among the 782 companies in the sector and number 1,779 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

PFE is rated as a Hold using Louis Navellier’s methodology for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for the last month.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 9 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Pharmaceuticals industry group is ranked 47 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Pfizer has received above-average scores in 5 of the 8 fundamental areas analyzed by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average scores in 3 of the areas evaluated in the ranking of company stocks.

The company’s operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are well above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with a ranking for earnings surprises that is worse than average, while the scores for earnings revisions and earnings momentum are better than average. PFE’s score for return on equity is markedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. Pfizer’s fundamental scores give PFE a place in the top decile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively views PFE’s shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at PFE’s shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring methodology takes into account the relative value of the company’s shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Considering this risk/reward calculation, PFE currently scores as average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being ‘strong buy’ and F being ‘strong sell’. Explore the tool here.

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