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  • Pfizer Gets Two Opinions Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Pfizer shares continue to trade at new nearly 11-year lows over concerns the dividend might get cut, in addition to the lack of anything visible to replace Lipitor when it goes generic in a couple years or so. But on two of the op-ed pages in Wednesday's "Wall Street Journal" Pfizer got a plug.

  • Market: Just A Flat Out Ugly Day Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Despite considerable jawboning, the dollar was weak, commodities were strong, and that combination has not proven to be helpful to stocks. With oil near new highs, the Dow Transports dropped nearly 5 percent for the second time in four days (ouch!)

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain, Led by Coke Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as bank stocks rallied but comments from Bernanke hung over the market like a cloud. Oil dropped more than $3 to settle at $131.31 a barrel.

  • Pharmaceuticals Are Not Safe, Defensive Plays Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Everyone talking about Pfizer's spacer huge 7.1 percent dividend yield, which gets bigger every day because the stock keeps dropping. Is it safe?

  • What's Rampant Inflation Like? Look At Vietnam Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Vietnam effectively devalued its currency by 2 percent, according to the Asian Wall Street Journal, to bring official exchange rates closer to black market rates. Consumer prices rose 25 percent in May year over year. Vietnam has been raising rates recently to lower the inflation rate.

  • Dow Dives 395 After Stunning Oil Surge Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled badly Friday after oil shot up more than $11 to a new record. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged.  Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.

  • Biggest Jump In A Month Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks rose the most in more than a month on Thursday with the Dow making a triple digit advance. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Pfizer Falls Even Further Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    "You continue--day after day--to knock the company at every opportunity. I understand you had a difficult relationship with the CEO before, but you shouldn't hold a grudge against the company for it..."

  • Lilly Gets A Lift, Pfizer Goes Pfft Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 3:05 PM ET

    Despite at least a couple of analysts coming out with relatively bullish post-ASCO research notes on Pfizer's oncology drug pipeline, PFE shares have fallen to yet another new low intra-day and have crossed another threshold.

  • Vaccine Boosts Survival Rate With Brain Cancer Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    A cancer vaccine more than doubled the survival time of people with the most common and deadly type of brain tumor, U.S. researchers said.

  • Do Pfizer & Bristol-Myers Squibb "Ad" Up? Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    Chantix print ad

    First, in the front section, Pfizer is launching a new offensive (or maybe it's defensive?) campaign on the embattled anti-smoking drug Chantix. In a full-page message signed by the company's Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer says, among other things that it's "committed to patient safety (and) furthering our knowledge of Chantix."

  • John McCain

    I'm thinkin' those two drug giants are champin' at the bit for the docs to get McCain off generic Zocor and onto Lipitor or Crestor. On recent conference calls, some PFE officials have said they think a lot of patients who've had a similar experience to McCain's will eventually come back around to Lipitor.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • My recent post on the new Evista commercial from Eli Lilly elicited a few opinions including one from a woman who says she participated in a focus group for the spot. Laura Bliss says her comments at the time were that the "togas...made the women look like they were already sick....

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Financials Lead Rebound; Energy Skids Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • Merger Buzz, Jobless Report Boost Stocks Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Stocks held onto modest gains, boosted by an an unexpected drop in jobless claims and merger buzz in the utility sector. Oil was a bargain around $132, after earlier surpassing $135 a barrel.

  • The Great Pfizer Smokeout Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 11:20 AM ET
    Chantix

    It just keeps getting worse. Pfizer, which is staring down the loss of a $13 billion-a-year drug (Lipitor) in the 2010-11 timeframe, needs the rest of its product portfolio and its drug development pipeline to be firing on all cylinders.

  • Stocks Hold Gains as Housing Prices Tumble Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat after an unexpected drop in jobless claims and a pullback in oil prices, which earlier topped $135 a barrel. A separate report showed the largest decline in housing prices on record.