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Lookout for Price Target? Abbott Laboratories (ABT), NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

TheStreet raised Abbott Laboratories from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Profund Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 71,677 shares.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $26,482 activity.

ABT has been the subject of several other research reports.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Receives Neutral Rating from Citigroup Inc." was posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $53.00 price target for the company.

They now have a $64 target price per share on Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 20 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) rating on Tuesday, September 5. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $56.81. If you are viewing this piece on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/20/abbott-laboratories-abt-buy-rating-reaffirmed-at-jefferies-group-llc.html. Moreover, Trexquant Inv Lp has 0.15% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 10,900 shares. During last 3 month period, -0.02% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares.

Hm Payson & Company decreased its stake in Abbott Laboratories (ABT) by 1.36% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has 20 days moving average price of 3.75% from last close price of 56.00 and act as support or resistance of price limit. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. The healthcare product maker reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.72 billion. Abbott Laboratories had a return on equity of 15.46% and a net margin of 6.61%. Abbott Laboratories's revenue for the quarter was up 28.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Union Bank Corporation reported 1.29% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). In the last three months, insiders sold 333,310 shares of company stock worth $16,857,255. Winfield Associates Inc. boosted its holdings in Abbott Laboratories by 3.9% in the second quarter. Wendell David Associates Inc. now owns 212,252 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $11,326,000 after purchasing an additional 1,458 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CGOV Asset Management purchased a new position in Abbott Laboratories during the third quarter worth $7,994,000.

Always volatility measures make charm for active trader; price volatility of stock was 1.88% for a week and 2.12% for a month. Bristlecone Advisors LLC bought a new position in Abbott Laboratories during the 3rd quarter valued at $212,000. It fall, as 69 investors sold ABT shares while 545 reduced holdings. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $55.41 and compares with the $37.38 52-week low. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 2,802,558 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $113,363,471.10. Also, insider Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori sold 62,460 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. 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. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Farmers Trust invested in 0.71% or 41,110 shares.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 15th. "Let's See How Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson ..." on October 20, 2017. The dividend yield will be $1.94. Abbott Laboratories's payout ratio is 83.47%.

The Firm operates through the hemodialysis market segment, which involves the manufacture, sale and distribution of hemodialysis products to hemodialysis clinics, including pharmaceutical, dialysis concentrates, dialysis kits and other ancillary products used in the dialysis process.



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