Pfizer Trades Ex-Dividend

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According to Dividend Channel, on 8/3/11, Pfizer Inc (PFE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.20, payable on 9/6/11. As a percentage of PFE's recent stock price of $19.05, this dividend works out to approximately 1.05%.

Below is a dividend history chart for PFE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.20 declared by Pfizer Inc:

PFE Dividend History


Date

Div*


05/11/11

0.200


02/02/11

0.200


11/04/10

0.180


08/04/10

0.180


05/05/10

0.180


02/03/10

0.180


11/04/09

0.160


08/05/09

0.160


05/06/09

0.160


02/04/09

0.320


11/05/08

0.320


08/06/08

0.320


05/07/08

0.320


02/06/08

0.320


11/07/07

0.290


08/08/07

0.290


05/09/07

0.290


02/07/07

0.290


11/08/06

0.240


08/09/06

0.240


05/10/06

0.240


02/08/06

0.240


11/08/05

0.190


08/10/05

0.190


05/11/05

0.190


02/09/05

0.190


11/09/04

0.170


08/11/04

0.170


05/12/04

0.170


02/11/04

0.170


11/12/03

0.150


08/13/03

0.150


05/14/03

0.150


01/15/03

0.150


11/13/02

0.130


08/14/02

0.130


05/15/02

0.130


02/13/02

0.130


11/14/01

0.110


08/15/01

0.110


05/16/01

0.110


02/14/01

0.110


11/15/00

0.090


08/16/00

0.090


05/09/00

0.090


02/16/00

0.090


11/09/99

0.080


08/04/99

0.080


05/05/99

0.073


02/10/99

0.073


11/04/98

0.063


08/05/98

0.063


05/06/98

0.063


02/04/98

0.063


11/05/97

0.057


07/30/97

0.057


05/07/97

0.057


02/05/97

0.057


11/06/96

0.050


07/31/96

0.050


05/08/96

0.050


02/07/96

0.050


11/08/95

0.043


08/02/95

0.043


* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.




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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PFE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.20% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

PFE operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Vivus, Inc. (VVUS) which is down about 2.8% today, and Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (SCR) trading lower by about 2.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PFE, versus VVUS and SCR.

PFE,VVUS,SCR Relative Performance Chart
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PFE,VVUS,SCR Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Pfizer Inc shares are currently down about 1% on the day.

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