Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS Cuts Stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

The institutional investor owned 1,195,477 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after selling 8,965 shares during the quarter. Girard Partners Ltd who had been investing in O Reilly Automotive Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.99 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $188.75. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.30, for a total value of $518,910.00. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has declined 12.25% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.46% the S&P500. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp bought 58,821 shares as the company's stock declined 18.87% while stock markets rallied. The Bank Hapoalim Bm holds 111,739 shares with $3.99 million value, down from 120,666 last quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 23,343 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $833,000 after buying an additional 1,517 shares in the last quarter. About 1.44 million shares traded or 105.42% up from the average.

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 31st. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $16.36 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.07, for a total transaction of $296,560.00.

In other Pfizer news, EVP Rady A. Johnson sold 8,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. Shares for $249,900 were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R. $1.34M worth of Pfizer Inc. OLSON LAURIE J sold $263,693 worth of Pfizer Inc. Shares for $3.21M were sold by DAMELIO FRANK A. SUSMAN SALLY had sold 38,230 shares worth $1.34M. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.61 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Pfizer will post 2.59 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on January, 30. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.61 EPS. PFE's profit will be $3.34B for 16.31 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. This is a positive change from Pfizer's previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of PFE. Sphera Funds Management LTD. purchased a new position in Pfizer in the first quarter valued at $13,342,000. Boston Advisors Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.36% or 451,522 shares. (NYSE:PFE). Hyman Charles D has invested 0.5% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 37,799 shares. Cornerstone has 3,622 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Bainco Intl stated it has 0.03% in Pfizer Inc. RVSDF's SI was 7,300 shares in January as released by FINRA. Marco Mgmt Limited Liability Co has 0.89% invested in Pfizer Inc.

Churchill Management Corp increased Ishares Tr Rus 2000 Grw Etf (IWO) stake by 4,067 shares to 30,009 valued at $5.37 million in 2017Q3. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 35,120,799 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $1,253,813,000 after acquiring an additional 1,085,437 shares during the period. Quantitative Investment Mgmt reported 1.36M shares. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pfizer by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Violich Capital Management Inc holds 28,220 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 6.46 million shares. Neuberger Berman Group Limited Liability Corporation has 14.37 million shares. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability holds 1.82M shares. Hartford Financial Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Pfizer by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:PFE). Orrstown Services Inc stated it has 925 shares. Therefore 43% are positive. Pfizer had 67 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. (NASDAQ:ORLY) rating on Friday, October 27. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. Argus Research maintained the shares of PFE in report on Tuesday, November 3 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14 with "Buy". The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 29 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. D L Carlson Invest Group Inc owns 92,730 shares or 2.09% of their United States portfolio. HL Financial Services LLC boosted its holdings in Pfizer by 1.1% in the second quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. 48 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. Finally, Middleton & Co Inc MA increased its holdings in shares of Pfizer by 196.8% in the third quarter. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada has 170,906 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. London Of Virginia reported 0.42% stake. Hanmi Financial had 18 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wilkins Invest Counsel reported 272,042 shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Pfizer in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. (NYSE:TER). 16,426 are owned by Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas. Blume Cap Incorporated reported 6,374 shares. Park National Oh owns 301,169 shares. Primecap Management Ca has 1.75 million shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Sg Americas holds 57,187 shares. Argent Trust invested in 0.63% or 45,014 shares.

First Long Island Investors Llc, which manages about $805.84 million and $689.63M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp Com (NYSE:BAC) by 32,960 shares to 411,881 shares, valued at $10.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mo (NYSE:MO) by 5,573 shares in the quarter, for a total of 76,290 shares, and has risen its stake in Mchp (NASDAQ:MCHP). Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 14. Pfizer Inc now has $217.80B valuation. (NASDAQ:ORLY) on Monday, September 11 with "Buy" rating. The rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 5 with "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, July 13. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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