PFE - Pfizer Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
37.74
+0.69 (+1.86%)
At close: 4:03PM EST

37.72 -0.02 (-0.05%)
After hours: 6:14PM EST

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Previous Close37.05
Open37.21
Bid37.72 x 1400
Ask37.80 x 4000
Day's Range37.04 - 37.94
52 Week Range33.97 - 46.47
Volume19,288,582
Avg. Volume19,358,250
Market Cap208.858B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.66
PE Ratio (TTM)13.35
EPS (TTM)2.83
Earnings DateJan 27, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield1.44 (3.89%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-11-07
1y Target Est41.45
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