|Bid||33.93 x 1000|
|Ask||33.94 x 1200|
|Day's range||33.44 - 34.08|
|52-week range||27.88 - 44.56|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.60|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.86|
|Earnings date||27 Apr 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.52 (4.52%)|
|Ex-dividend date||29 Jan 2020|
|1y target est||41.14|
The race to introduce a vaccine and drug for COVID-19 is creating near-term opportunities, making the biotech sector a lucrative space for investments.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in a virtual-only format due to continued public health concerns related to coronavirus / COVID-19, and to support the health and well-being of our shareholders and other meeting participants. The previously announced date and time of the meeting, April 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, will not change. Shareholders can find additional details regarding participation in the 2020 Annual Meeting at www.meetingcenter.io/2802277443. The password for the meeting is PFE2020.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and The Pfizer Foundation today announced the commitment of $40 million in medical and charitable cash grants to help combat the global health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and around the world. The donation addresses the urgent needs of partners who are working to slow the spread of the virus within communities and strengthen vulnerable healthcare systems against future public health threats. Pfizer is also responding to patient and healthcare provider needs during this unprecedented time by evolving its U.S. Patient Assistance Program and donating additional critical medicines and vaccines in the U.S. and around the world.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved RUXIENCE™ (rituximab), a monoclonal antibody (mAb) and biosimilar to MabThera® (rituximab), for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and pemphigus vulgaris (PV).1,2,3
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the election of Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Desmond-Hellmann, age 62, was also appointed to the Governance & Sustainability Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer’s Board.
Medical Professionals Across Merck, Pfizer and Eli Lilly Activate to Support Health Systems, First Responders and Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If we want a vaccine or drug treatment to stop coronavirus, the government should ignore those complaining about drug-company profits and commit to a huge reward that encourages more businesses to develop one. It wouldn’t just save lives; it could save the global economy. The coronavirus could cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion in annual economic output, or $125 billion every month — and that’s a conservative estimate. The losses for the entire world economy will be four to five times larger. And these economic costs will be dwarfed by the human costs of illness and death. Absent a vaccine or treatment, this pandemic will likely be with us for more than a year. Speeding the development of vaccines and effective drug therapies by vastly increasing the rewards for businesses would decisively limit the economic damage. Based on the economic losses in the U.S. alone, the government should be willing to spend at least an additional $62.5 billion to spur Covid-19 research and development. Even if that shortened the crisis by just two weeks, it would be a bargain. Research teams at large pharma companies such as Roche, Eli Lilly, Sanofi Pasteur and Takeda, and smaller biotech firms such as BioNTech, are racing to develop a vaccine. But these firms stand to capture only a small fraction of the large economic benefit that will accrue to society when they successfully produce a vaccine or therapy. Developers will likely be pressured to offer a future vaccine at a low price. Even now, there have been calls to sharply limit future profits from such a vaccine. The result is significant underinvestment in the development of vaccines that will likely have large social benefits. Here is a simple way to see this. U.S. spending on all pharmaceutical R&D in 2020 was projected to be $80 billion — equivalent to three weeks of the annual U.S. economic output loss — with only a small fraction of this directed toward infectious diseases. In 1967, 26 pharmaceutical companies produced vaccines; by 1980, 17 did; only four — GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer and Sanofi Pasteur — undertake significant production today. This is not surprising. Developing a vaccine requires $500 million to $1 billion in investment, recent estimates suggest, while only 7% of projects result in a vaccine. As a result, even today, with the pandemic raging, many small biotech firms are watching from the sidelines. Those working on vaccines rely on money from foundations and government initiatives. Two of the most promising developers of a Covid-19 vaccine, Inovio and Moderna, are funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi), an alliance of charities and governments. The U.S. government, perhaps working with others, should guarantee a significant financial payment to whoever first develops a vaccine. One way to do this would be to commit to a high price for each administered dose of an effective vaccine or treatment therapy. As an example, if the U.S. government were to promise a price of $190 per administered dose to the developers, spending a maximum of $62.5 billion to vaccinate or treat all Americans, then society would have earned back its investment even if this only sped up the development by two weeks. The vaccine should also be made available at marginal cost to developing countries.The government could further stimulate collaboration by committing to large awards for successful clinical trials, provided that the research is fully disclosed. If the European Union were to make a similar commitment to this price per administered dose, the total incentives could be strengthened by another $100 billion. While creating vaccines always takes time, experts in the field have learned from previous episodes that there can be major bottlenecks in vaccine development and manufacturing. Once developed, the supply is likely to fall short of demand for a long period. Additional financial resources can relieve these production bottlenecks. We are not asking the U.S. government, or any other government, to pick winners. We are asking the government to make an ironclad commitment right now, backed by legislation, to reward those companies that successfully lead the fight against Covid-19 and future outbreaks.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Hanno Lustig is a professor of finance at Stanford University. Jeffrey Zwiebel is a professor of finance at Stanford University. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV has offered concessions to address European Union antitrust concerns about its bid for Pfizer's off-patent branded drugs business Upjohn, a filing on the European Commission site showed on Monday. U.S. drugmaker Pfizer announced the deal in July as part of a strategy allowing it to focus on its more profitable newer medicines. The European Commission set an April 22 deadline for its decision after Mylan put in its offer on March 27.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the completion of a $1.25 billion ten-year "sustainability" bond paying interest semi-annually of 2.625 percent and maturing April 1, 2030. This is Pfizer’s first-ever sustainability bond and a first for a biopharmaceutical company.
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Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the general meeting of shareholders to approve certain matters for the deal to go through has been postponed to June 30, Mylan said. There were no other changes to previously announced terms or plans pertaining to the deal, previously expected to close in mid-2020, the companies said. The merger, which will bring blockbuster treatments Viagra and Lipitor from Pfizer under one umbrella with Mylan's EpiPen, is part of years-long effort by Pfizer to split into three parts - innovative medicines, lower margin off-patent drugs facing generic competition and consumer healthcare.
Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including associated delays in the regulatory review process, the proposed transaction involving Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, is now anticipated to close in the second half of 2020.
Pfizer (PFE) gets FDA approval for label expansion of Eucrisa to include children aged three months to two years with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis or eczema.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for EUCRISA® (crisaborole) ointment, 2%, extending the lower age limit from 24 months down to 3 months in children with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema.1 EUCRISA was previously approved for use in adults and children 2 years of age and older.2 This supplemental approval makes EUCRISA the first and only steroid-free, topical prescription medication for mild-to-moderate AD patients as young as 3 months of age.