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

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Pfizer Inc (Symbol: PFE) is the #11 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 #231 spot out of 500.

Below is a chart of rank over time:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PFE makes up 8.31% of the iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF ( IHE ) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Monday.

PFE operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) which is down about 0.4% today, and Novartis ( NVS ) trading up by about 0.1%. 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 off about 0.6% midday Monday.

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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.


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

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