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Pfizer Beta

: 0.81 (As of Today)
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Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. As of today (2022-09-25), Pfizer's Beta is 0.81.


Pfizer Beta Historical Data

The historical data trend for Pfizer's Beta can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Pfizer Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Beta
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.07 0.73 0.39 0.67 0.69

Pfizer Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Beta Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.70 0.72 0.69 0.87 0.88

Competitive Comparison

For the Drug Manufacturers - General subindustry, Pfizer's Beta, along with its competitors' market caps and Beta data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Pfizer Beta Distribution

For the Drug Manufacturers industry and Healthcare sector, Pfizer's Beta distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Pfizer's Beta falls into.



Pfizer Beta Calculation

Beta is the sensitivity of the expected excess asset returns to the expected excess market returns. A stock's beta can be calculated by dividing the product of the covariance of the individual stock's returns and the market's returns by the variance of the market's returns over a specified period. Basically, GuruFocus uses the returns calculated over three-year period.


Pfizer  (NYSE:PFE) Beta Explanation

Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. We usually compare beta to 1. A beta of 1 indicates that the security's price will move with the market. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market.

Beta is primarily used in the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the Cost of Equity, which can be used in the calculation of WACC %. The formula of Cost of Equity is:
Cost of Equity = Risk-Free Rate of Return + Beta of Asset * (Expected Return of the Market - Risk-Free Rate of Return)


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Pfizer Business Description

Pfizer logo
Address
235 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA, 10017
Pfizer is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms, with annual sales close to $50 billion (excluding COVID-19 vaccine sales). While it historically sold many types of healthcare products and chemicals, now, prescription drugs and vaccines account for the majority of sales. Top sellers include pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13, cancer drug Ibrance, cardiovascular treatment Eliquis, and immunology drug Xeljanz. Pfizer sells these products globally, with international sales representing close to 50% of its total sales. Within international sales, emerging markets are a major contributor.
Executives
Denton David M officer: Chief Financial Officer & EVP 1000 LOWE'S BOULEVARD MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Pao William officer: Executive Vice President C/O CORPORATE SECRETARY 235 EAST 42ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10017
Mcdermott Michael officer: Executive Vice President C/O PFIZER INC. CORPORATE SECRETARY 235 EAST 42ND STREET 235 EAST 42ND STREET NY 10017
Malik Aamir officer: Executive Vice President C/O PFIZER INC. CORPORATE SECRETARY 235 EAST 42ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10017
Carapezzi William R Jr officer: Executive Vice President 600 MOUNTAIN AVENUE MURRAY HILL NJ 07921
Sahni Payal officer: Executive Vice President ATTN: PFIZER CORP. SECRETARY 235 EAST 42ND ST. NEW YORK NY 10017
Desmond-hellmann Susan director 513 PARNASSUS AVENUE S126 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94143
Hockfield Susan director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 41 FARNSWORTH STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Damico Jennifer B. officer: SVP & Controller C/O PFIZER INC. CORPORATE SECRETARY 235 EAST 42ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10017
Quincey James director THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Gottlieb Scott director MOLECULAR INSIGHT PHARMACEUTICALS 160 SECOND STREET CAMBRIDGE MA 02142
Fonseca Lidia officer: Executive Vice President 358 SOUTH MAIN STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Goettler Michael officer: Group President 1000 MYLAN BOULEVARD CANONSBURG PA 15317
Rogers Dawn officer: Executive Vice President 235 EAST 42ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10017
Littman Dan R. director ATTN: CORPORATE SECRETARY PFIZER INC. 235 E. 42ND ST NEW YORK NY 10017

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