Pfizer, a Dow stock, reported Q1 profit that exceeded estimates, boosted by better-than-projected sales of its Prevnar vaccines.  EPS of 51¢ topped the projection of 50¢ & sales of $10.9B, compared with projections of $10.8B.  Prevnar sales of $1.3B topped the estimate of $1.08B.  A US advisory panel recommended in Aug that Prevnar 13 be used for people 65 & older to help prevent infections including pneumonia & meningitis, helping lift revenue.  But the biggest US drugmaker by sales cut its 2015 forecast as the dollar’s strength cuts into revenue outside the US.  EPS will hit $1.95-$2.05, compared with an earlier forecast of $2-$2.10.  Analysts had projected $2.07.  The company also reduced its sales forecast to a range of $44B$46B, compared with the $45.9B estimate.  Q1 revenue for the new cancer therapy Ibrance, a drug that’s on track to be its first blockbuster after a series of patent expirations that have pressured sales.  Ibrance generated $38M in sales, compared with the $22M projected.  Ibrance can be a $3.39B drug by 2018, according to estimates.  Ibrance was approved for use in advanced breast cancer in Feb, 2 months ahead of schedule.  PFE said earlier this month that a study looking at the use of Ibrance in patients with recurrent breast cancer was stopped early because of the drug’s effectiveness.  That data has been submitted for presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology this year.  Sales of Lyrica, Lipitor & Viagra also beat estimates.  Xalkori, for lung cancer, & Enbrel & Xeljanz, both for arthritis, fell short of projections.  The stock lost 20¢.  If you would like to learn more about PFE, click on this link: