Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:15 PM ET
Insider Selling at Pfizer (PFE) is Significant
A SEC filing today revealed a significant insider sale of Pfizer shares as — Ian C Read, Director and Officer — sold 96,950 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $3,296,300. This is the first insider buy/sell trade in the past 90 days.
Pfizer buy-sell trading activity is close to the 108 member peer company average. The Pharmaceuticals peer group saw 105 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.0 transactions per company. However, trading at Pfizer represents a lower number of shares per transaction. Within the peer group there were 6,829,989 shares purchased and 4,728,229 shares sold with company insiders acquiring 36,873 shares on average over this time period.
To bring into focus significant insider buying and selling activity, all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers has been eliminated in data used to create and write this story.
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