After AstraZeneca: Pfizer's Next Move

The most talked about health care story of the month was the potential mega deal between pharma heavyweights Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN). The $118 billion inversion deal, would have moved Pfizer to the U.K. for a lower tax rate, gained it a potential immuno-oncology blockbuster drug, and set the combined company up to reduce costs while bulking up potential divisions for divestment.

However, none of that will come to pass. Pfizer, despite an aggressive courtship and PR effort that included testifying in front of the U.K. Parliament, couldn't convince AstraZeneca management of the deals merits. Pfizer's failure to close has left investors with more questions than answers. 

In this video, Motley Fool health care analysts David Williamson and Michael Douglass discuss why this deal was important for Pfizer and potential next moves for the big pharma. Will Pfizer reload and go hunting for another big pharma or will it focus inward to create value for shareholders? Watch and find out.

Top dividend stocks for the next decade
The smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend paying counterparts over the long term. That's beyond dispute. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. To see our free report on these stocks, just click here now.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2971657, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 11/23/2014 5:02:07 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement