Broker Darlings of the Dow: Pfizer Ranks As a Top 15 Analyst Pick


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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Pfizer Inc (Symbol: PFE) is the #10 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel . Pfizer Inc also comes in above the median of analyst picks among the broader S&P 500 index components, claiming the #160 spot out of 500.

Below is a chart of rank over time:

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PFE makes up 10.27% of the iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF ( IHE ) which is trading higher by about 0.8% on the day Wednesday.

PFE operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) which is up about 0.3% today, and Novartis ( NVS ) trading lower by about 0.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PFE, versus JNJ and NVS.

PFE,JNJ,NVS Relative Performance Chart

PFE is currently trading down about 0.4% midday Wednesday.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing ETFs
Referenced Stocks: IHE , JNJ , NVS , PFE

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