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Abbott Labs

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) reported earnings of $0.66 per share beating Walls Streets expectations.

Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $47 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -15.73% drop from its current position. The other 4 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. Abbott Laboratories had 79 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Capstone Asset Management Company increased Callable stake by 95,940 shares to 172,580 valued at $4.72 million in 2017Q2.

Among 24 analysts covering Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ABT in report on Thursday, July 20 with "Hold" rating. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price target on Abbott Laboratories from $57.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 28 report. California State Teachers Retirement System owns 0.34% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 3.24 million shares. Centre Asset Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 74,820 shares or 3.7% of the stock.

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The P/E ratio is now 78.11 and market capitalization is 96.90B. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $52.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $48.37. Jefferies maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) on Friday, June 16 with "Buy" rating. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since October 19, 2016 and is uptrending. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.20% EPS growth. The business had revenue of $6.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.72 billion. Abbott Labs now has $96.90B valuation. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, down 2.13% or $0.01 from last year's $0.47 per share. Stelliam Investment LP accumulated 220,000 shares. Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has a market cap of $97 billion and over the last 12 months, Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has gone stronger by 35.46%. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of USA & global trademark and copyright law. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/10/19/abbott-laboratories-abt-lifted-to-buy-at-zacks-investment-research.html. The company also recently declared a dividend that will be paid on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $1.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.90%. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 149.30%. The Callahan Advisors Llc holds 93,985 shares with $4.57M value, up from 82,573 last quarter. Cantab Capital Partners Llp now owns 15,487 shares valued at $753,000,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Blair William And Il invested in 746,229 shares. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 221,488 shares of the company's stock, valued at $10,963,656. Through this figure traders can analyze that ABT show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. The stock rose 0.16% or $0.09 reaching $55.86. Private Commercial Bank Trust Communication stated it has 0.2% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Profund Advisors LLC now owns 71,677 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $3,484,000 after acquiring an additional 2,528 shares during the last quarter. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 19. Koshinski Asset Management, Inc. augmented its stake by buying 667 shares an increase of 8.9% in the quarter. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold Abbott Laboratories shares while 545 reduced holdings. Tower Rech Capital Llc (Trc) invested in 673 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Mariner Wealth Advsrs Ltd Llc has 0.06% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). The Sr VP now owns $2,357,628 of the stock according to the SEC filing.

Abbott Laboratories, launched on March 6, 1900, is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. The Company operates through four segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products and Vascular Products.

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