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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Position Increased by Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Last Quarter

If the $17.11 PT is reached, the company will be worth $119.70 million more. Lee Financial Co now owns 3,388 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) has risen 163.16% since October 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.37% the S&P500.

Buckingham Asset Management Llc increased Abbott Labs (ABT) stake by 70.16% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. It dived, as 69 investors sold ABT shares while 545 reduced holdings. As of quarter end LAU Associates LLC had acquired 1,000 shares growing its holdings by 6.6%. Abbott Labs now has $94.95B valuation. Investors of record on Friday, October 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.265 per share. About 6.32 million shares traded or 13.46% up from the average.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) closed its last session at $54.65. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. Therefore 24% are positive. Abbott Laboratories had 79 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, March 31 by Longbow. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $51 target. Oppenheimer maintained Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) rating on Monday, September 28. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 20. The stock has "Buy" rating by Edward Jones on Tuesday, June 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) rating on Friday, January 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.50, from 1 in 2017Q1. 102 funds opened positions while 441 raised stakes. Howe Rusling holds 19,822 shares. Cetera Advisor Network Ltd Llc invested 0.07% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Citigroup holds 0% or 4,349 shares in its portfolio. Associated Banc reported 0.55% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Principal Financial Group accumulated 4.56 million shares or 0.22% of the stock.

Shares of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) traded up 0.16% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $54.74. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Sa has invested 0.45% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Kemper Corp Master Retirement Tru holds 1.51% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 49,900 shares. First Midwest National Bank Division stated it has 0.9% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). 387,357 are owned by Fiduciary. Edmp Incorporated invested in 22,256 shares. Cantab Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 15,487 shares. 146,085 were reported by Sfe Inv Counsel.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.29 million activity.

In related news, insider Stephen R. Fussell sold 196,550 shares of Abbott Laboratories stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since October 16, 2016 and is uptrending. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.71 and is expected to be $2.49 for the current year with 1,737,443,000 shares presently outstanding. ABT's profit will be $1.13B for 21.02 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.73 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $2.80. Sei Investments Co. now owns 539,622 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $26,231,000 after purchasing an additional 12,207 shares in the last quarter. Pnc Bank Corp (NYSE:PNC) was reduced too. Warren Averett Asset Management Llc holds 13,182 shares. Therefore 63% are positive. A low ratio will specify that there is a probable undervaluation, while a ratio that is comparatively high above the average may indicate overvaluation. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Amalgamated Retail Bank invested 0.3% of its portfolio in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). They issued a "buy" rating and a $56.00 price objective for the company. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Jefferies. The stock of Nestle SA (ETR:NESR) earned "Hold" rating by Independent Research on Tuesday, February 23. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 14 with "Buy".

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $709,062 activity. Its down 0.01, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. The total value of its holdings increased 2.7%. 26 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 47,257 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Savant Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 12,075 shares. Portland Global Advsrs Lc holds 0.58% or 29,857 shares in its portfolio. Mountain Pacific Advisers Id reported 0.18% stake. Lenox Wealth Mgmt invested in 326 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Walter & Keenan Fin Consulting Mi Adv has 14,766 shares for 0.36% of their portfolio. Tributary Lc accumulated 0.07% or 14,800 shares. Independent Portfolio Consultants reported 0.04% stake. The dividend will be $0.265 per share for the quarter or $1.06 on an annualized basis. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt Inc accumulated 5.99M shares or 0.27% of the stock. Gifford Craig E sold $15,576 worth of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on Wednesday, May 10. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 75,000 shares worth $11.10M.



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