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Pfizer: New Cancer Drugs Could Breathe New Life Into Struggling Pharma Behemoth

Published 2024/06/04, 10:30
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  • Pharmaceutical stocks, once pandemic favorites, have faced significant corrections.
  • Despite broader market highs, many in the sector, including Pfizer have faced selling pressure.
  • However, Pfizer's recent return to profitability and undervalued stock price hint at a potential rebound.
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Pharmaceutical stocks, once high-flying heroes of the COVID pandemic, have been facing a harsh reality check over the last couple of years. After a period of exceptional performance, the sector has seen a significant correction, with outflows continuing year-to-date.

Even as broader equity markets reach all-time highs, many of the sector's stocks remain under pressure.YTD Outflows by Sector

Let's take a closer look at how this trend is impacting one of the most representative companies in the sector: Pfizer (NYSE:PFE).

Pfizer: Potential Rebound in the Offing?

Pfizer, a global biopharmaceutical giant, is known for its research focus and diverse product portfolio. The company discovers, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes a wide range of biopharmaceutical products.

Like many pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer's earnings took a hit in the post-COVID era. However, the past two quarters have shown a return to profitability, suggesting a potential turnaround.

Forecast Vs. Actual Earnings

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Pfizer's stock price reflects this volatility. After surging to new highs, it has since shed more than half its value. But recent weeks have hinted at a reversal, although a bullish confirmation is still pending.

Pfizer Stock Price Chart

The health score is 3 out of 5, precisely because a return to growth is needed to point to an improvement in this key metric.

Financial Health

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Analysts currently believe the stock is undervalued, setting a target price of $31.92. But the question remains: do the fundamentals and underlying numbers support this claim?

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Fair Value

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The stock's future hinges on the success of its new cancer treatments. Early indications suggest these treatments may propel Pfizer back to solid profitability.

When could a potential trend change occur? We will have to wait for a bullish confirmation before deciding to invest.

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