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Pfizer Inc. Message Board

  • suckeesuckeesuckee suckeesuckeesuckee Mar 15, 2007 2:50 PM Flag

    PFE's situation is hopeless. Best thing for them to do

    is simply buy back more shares of stock.

    They lucked out on Viagra. Their inflated stock price allowed them to acquire WLA, buying future growth with Lipitor. But that's going away with nothing to replace it.

    Marketing, advertising & bribing doctors & scientists, their past model, won't work in future.

    They can't acquire companies with growing pipelines at a cecent price, since every other pharma is after the same companies, & PFE has lower stock valuation, so must pay cash.

    Therefore, neither purchases nor its gutted R&D (never much good to begin with) can deliver growth. Best use for their cash is stock buybacks, IMO, rather than high dividends in the 5-6% payout range, since no one will buy shares based on a money market like rate, when stock price is sure to plummet, unless you have huge capital gains to offset the loss.

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