Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Sees 52-Week High

Lloyd Doyle
September 27, 2017

Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 3,674 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 543 shares during the last quarter. More interesting news about Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) were released by: and their article: "Abbott Labs gets FDA approval for MRI-friendly defibrillator" published on September 26, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Raised to Buy from a Hold" with publication date: September 26, 2017. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.2% while institutional stake was 71.2%. Finally, Advantage Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Abbott Laboratories by 17.3% during the 1st quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC now owns 336,450 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $14,228,000 after buying an additional 1,441 shares during the last quarter. Lpl Llc owns 0.06% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 350,647 shares. State Street Corp now owns 80,499,469 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $3,574,987,000 after buying an additional 12,806,535 shares during the last quarter.

Next Financial Group, Inc augmented its position by buying 902 shares an increase of 5.3% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. First Financial Bank Trust Division now owns 168,205 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $8,176,000 after purchasing an additional 510 shares in the last quarter.

Prentiss Smith & Co Inc decreased its stake in Abbott Labs (ABT) by 4.33% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Abbott Laboratories from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ABT in report on Tuesday, July 11 with "Equal-Weight" rating. BMO Capital Markets restated a "hold" rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Wisconsin-based Legacy Ptnrs Inc has invested 1.72% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Afam has invested 0.83% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

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The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The healthcare product maker reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02.

Abbott Laboratories has a beta of 0.82, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The business had revenue of $6.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.63 billion. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.55 EPS. The business's revenue was up 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. The company saw 2 million shares trade hands over the course of the day.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be paid a $0.265 dividend.

Among 3 analysts covering Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold.

Start focusing on ordinary profitability ratio which covers margins; ABT has gross profit margin ratio of 54.20% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as 8.80%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm's earnings. Also, insider Hubert L. Allen sold 4,600 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $750,000.00. Novare Capital Management Llc bought 26,865 shares as the company's stock declined 3.42% while stock markets rallied. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Sr VP Jaime Contreras let go of 52,700 shares at an average price of $52.00 on Friday the 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.97, for a total transaction of $2,738,819.00. Insiders sold a total of 270,850 shares of company stock worth $13,549,998 over the last ninety days. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 1.22% and Weekly Volatility of 1.31%.

Since March 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $26,482 activity.

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. They have a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals.

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