Pfizer (PFE)

Learn everything you need to know about Pfizer and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Nov 29, 2022

About Pfizer

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What is Pfizer?

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Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Founded in 1849 in New York by two cousins from Germany, Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart, the company is known for brand-name drugs such as Lipitor, Celebrex, Viagra, and many more.

Pfizer became a household name during the coronavirus pandemic, leading the charge against the virus by being one of the first to release a vaccine. In 2021 alone, it made $37 billion in sales from its Covid vaccine, which has led to it being accused of ‘pandemic profiting’.

How does Pfizer make money?

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It makes money through developing, manufacturing, and selling pharmaceutical products globally. Pfizer controls a large portion of its product cycle and has several development facilities where new drugs are created. It then manufactures and distributes these to governments and local medical authorities.

What is Pfizer’s best selling product?

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Pfizer’s best selling product is its COVID-19 vaccine. In 2021 it generated 37 billion dollars in sales from the vaccine, making it the top-selling pharmaceutical product ever in a single year.

Who are the key executives at Pfizer?

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Pfizer’s current CEO is former veterinarian Albert Bourla. Here’s a selection of other key executives at Pfizer.

  • Albert Bourla. Chairman & CEO
  • Frank A. D’Amelio. CFO & Exec. VP
  • Mikael Dolsten M.D., Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer and Pres of Worldwide Research, Devel. & Medical
  • Douglas M. Lankler. Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel
  • John D. Young. Advisor
  • Angela Hwang. Chief Commercial Officer & Pres of Global Biopharmaceuticals Bus.
  • David M. Denton. Chief Financial Officer & Exec. VP
  • Jennifer B. Damico. Sr. VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Lidia L. Fonseca. Exec. VP and Chief Digital & Technology Officer
  • Christopher J. Stevo CFA. Sr. VP & Chief Investor Relations Officer

Where can I buy shares in Pfizer?

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You can buy Pfizer stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Pfizer?

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The simplest way to invest in Pfizer is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Pfizer is part of the NYSE index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a pharmaceutical ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the PFE price

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What is the Pfizer stock price today?

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The PFE stock price today is currently $49.57, as of November 2022. The price of Pfizer is down 11% in the past year . You can use the live Pfizer stock chart to track the NYSE:PFE price in real time above, or compare the Pfizer value today to its past performance using the Pfizer financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Pfizer stock?

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The 52-week low for Pfizer stock is $41.45. PFE stock is currently 19% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Pfizer stock?

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The 52-week high for Pfizer stock is $61.71. PFE stock is currently 19.63% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Pfizer?

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The average Pfizer stock forecast has a price target of $55 by the end of 2022. Pfizer’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the amount of competition in the industry all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock. Read our latest Pfizer price forecast for more analysis and guidance.

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Prash Raval
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