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Afternoon Alert: Pfizer hits 52-week high eighth time in one month 17 August 2018 13:00 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) hit a 52-week high of $US42.19 today for the eighth time in the past one month and last traded at $US42.15. This brought its three-day rise to $US1.44 or 3.5%. Trading volume was 1.5 times average so far today.

Current indications of bullish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading:

+ The positive 1.16 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the NYSE market, the stock's relative price strength percentile is rising at 86 for 6 months, 86 for 3 months and 89 for 1 month.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high eight times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 11.8 [40.2]

+ Return on Assets 12.4% [4.7%]

+ Return on Equity 29.8% [12.5%]

+ Dividend yield of 3.2% [2.7%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.4. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Revenue growth has shown signs of deterioration in recent quarters.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.1% discount to 12-month high of $US42.19 against the 32.8% premium to 12-month low of $US31.74 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Pfizer Inc. (N:PFE)

ISIN: US7170811035

PermID: 4295904722

CIK: 78003

CUSIP: 717081103

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com