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.

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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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