This Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 15, 2022
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Some Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that insider Mikael Dohlsten recently sold a substantial US$3.2m worth of stock at a price of US$49.32 per share. That's a big disposal, and it decreased their holding size by 16%, which is notable but not too bad.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Pfizer

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the , John Young, for US$7.5m worth of shares, at about US$50.16 per share. So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of US$49.92. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).

In the last year Pfizer insiders didn't buy any company stock. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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NYSE:PFE Insider Trading Volume May 15th 2022

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Insider Ownership of Pfizer

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It's great to see that Pfizer insiders own 0.04% of the company, worth about US$106m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Pfizer Tell Us?

Insiders haven't bought Pfizer stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. But since Pfizer is profitable and growing, we're not too worried by this. It is good to see high insider ownership, but the insider selling leaves us cautious. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Pfizer you should be aware of, and 1 of these can't be ignored.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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