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Pfizer CEO compensation jumped 17% in 2020, as COVID-19 vaccine was developed but stock fell

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By Tomi Kilgore

Pfizer Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -0.15% may have lost ground last year, and so far this year, while its peer group gained ground, but 2020 could still be considered a good year for the health care company, as it developed, along with its partner BioNTech SE /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -2.39% , one of the three COVID-19 vaccines in use in the U.S. It was certainly a good year for Chief Executive Albert Bourla , whose total compensation increased 17.3% to $21,033,570, from $17,928,963 in 2019, according to a proxy filing on Friday. His 2020 compensation included a salary of $1,650,000, was well as option award, non-equity incentive plan compensation and stock awards. Bourla became chief executive in January 2019, and added the Chairman title in January 2020. In comparison, total compensation for Chief Executive Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +0.16% , which also has a COVID-19 vaccine in use, rose 16.6% to $29,575,974, including $1,650,000 in salary, up from $1,600,000 in 2019. Shares of Pfizer have lost 5.2% year to date, after slipping 0.8% in 2020. In comparison, J&J shares rose 7.9% in 2020, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF /zigman2/quotes/205918244/composite XLV +0.35% climbed 11.4% and the S&P 500 rallied 16.3%.

/zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 40.05
-0.06 -0.15%
Volume: 7.21M
May 18, 2021 12:39p
P/E Ratio
20.38
Dividend Yield
3.89%
Market Cap
$223.74 billion
Rev. per Employee
$533,860
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/zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 193.55
-4.75 -2.39%
Volume: 1.01M
May 18, 2021 12:39p
P/E Ratio
34.08
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$47.89 billion
Rev. per Employee
$283,276
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/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 170.66
+0.27 +0.16%
Volume: 2.44M
May 18, 2021 12:39p
P/E Ratio
30.16
Dividend Yield
2.48%
Market Cap
$448.70 billion
Rev. per Employee
$613,918
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/zigman2/quotes/205918244/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE Arca
$ 123.65
+0.43 +0.35%
Volume: 3.91M
May 18, 2021 12:39p
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