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Pfizer’s Estimates Boosted at UBS on Viagra Ruling (PFE)

Pharmaceutical maker Pfizer Inc. ( PFE ) on Tuesday saw its earnings estimates raised by analysts at UBS.

The firm said it boosted its estimates for PFE through 2012, citing a recent district court ruling that preserved the company's blockbuster Viagra drug's exclusivity through 2019.

UBS maintained its "Buy" rating and $23 price target, which suggests a 25% upside to the stock's Monday closing price of $18.34.

Pfizer shares fell 17 cents, or -0.9%, in premarket trading Tuesday.

The Bottom Line

Shares of Pfizer ( PFE ) have a 4.36% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $18.34. The stock has technical support in the $16-$17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $20 price level.

Pfizer Inc. ( PFE ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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