Pfizer: Major Shareholders Buying the Stock in Third Quarter

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

SEC data indicate these insiders have bought Pfizer Inc.’s stock since 06/30/2011:

  • Simmons David S: act as Business Unit President. On 08/03/2011, bought 2,000 shares, worth $35,600.

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of Pfizer Inc. in Q3 2011:

  • MORGAN STANLEY: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 27,826,738 shares, worth $486,967,915.
  • RCM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 11,130,004 shares, worth $194,775,070.
  • PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 8,409,697 shares, worth $147,169,698.
  • TEXAS PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 4,960,408 shares, worth $86,807,140.
  • PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS LTD: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 3,779,889 shares, worth $66,148,058.

About the company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines.

Competitors to Watch: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Sanofi-Aventis SA (NYSE:SNY).

(Note: Data regarding Pfizer Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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