Breakfast Technical Briefing on Drug Makers Stocks -- Pfizer, Merck, AbbVie, and Johnson & Johnson

Monday, June 26, 2017 Drug News
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NEW YORK, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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and sign up for your free customized report today. Companies in the Drug Manufacturers space develop and sell medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical uses. Most of them are structured as corporations, and many offer slightly higher-than-average
dividend yields. For today, focuses on four major industry players which are: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). Daily Stock Tracker published free research reports on these stocks today at:


New York headquartered Pfizer Inc.'s stock rose 0.32%, finishing last Friday's trading session at $34.17. A total volume of 29.31 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 21.59 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 6.61% in the last month, 0.50% over the previous three months, and 5.20% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.41% and 3.67%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Pfizer, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 71.22.

On June 22nd, 2017, Pfizer's board of directors declared a 32-cent Q3 2017 dividend on its common stock, payable September 01st, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 04th, 2017. The Q3 2017 cash dividend will be the 315th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the Company. See our free and comprehensive research report on PFE at:


Shares in New Jersey headquartered Merck & Co. Inc. ended at $66.16, up 0.21% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 13.51 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 8.95 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 1.89% in the past month, 4.72% over the previous three months, and 12.38% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 3.84% and 5.37% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Merck, which provides healthcare solutions worldwide, have an RSI of 65.36.

On June 22nd, 2017, Merck, known as MSD outside the US and Canada, and Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, have expanded their efforts to co-develop and test solutions to help improve patient care and wellness while lowering healthcare spending. One is a preventive care model that seeks to improve adolescent and adult vaccination rates. The other is a chronic disease model that includes a new focus on type-2 diabetes patients at risk of hypoglycemia, as well as osteoporosis identification and treatment. MRK free research report is just a click away at:


On Friday, shares in Illinois-based AbbVie Inc. recorded a trading volume of 7.03 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 5.63 million shares. The stock declined 0.74%, closing the day at $72.64. The Company's shares have gained 10.18% in the last one month, 10.70% over the previous three months, and 16.00% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 8.59% above its 50-day moving average and 14.47% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of AbbVie, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide, have an RSI of 79.69.

On June 22nd, 2017, research firm Societe Generale upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy'.

On June 22nd, 2017, AbbVie's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.64 per share, payable on August 15th, 2017, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 14th, 2017. Sign up for your complimentary report on ABBV at:

Johnson & Johnson 

At the close of trading on Friday, shares in New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson recorded a trading volume of 8.68 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 5.71 million shares. The stock finished the session 0.28% higher at $136.43. The Company's shares have gained 7.00% in the past month, 8.73% in the previous three months, and 18.42% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.30% and 13.47%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Johnson & Johnson, which together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide, have an RSI of 88.06.

On June 20th, 2017, Johnson & Johnson announced that it will host a conference call for investors on July 18th, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET to review Q2 results. Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO; Dominic Caruso, Executive Vice President, CFO; and Joseph J. Wolk, Vice President, Investor Relations, will host the call. The webcast may be accessed via the Company's website. Register for free on and download the latest research report on JNJ at:


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