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Trading Statistics of Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Missouri-based Country Club Trust Na has invested 0.05% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Abbott Laboratories from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $0.57 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $2.82. Abbott Laboratories's revenue for the quarter was up 28.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Abbott Laboratories is maintained at an average outperform rating by 20 stock analysts, and there are at least 0.87% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. Equities analysts expect that Abbott Laboratories will post $2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year. Somerville Kurt F has invested 2.42% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. The healthcare product maker reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.01. ABT generated revenue of $5.64 Billion in the same quarter, one year ago. It also reduced its holding in Service Corp Intl (NYSE:SCI) by 555,407 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.31M shares, and cut its stake in Post Hldgs Inc (Call) (NYSE:POST). Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Abbott Labs Com now has $97.75B valuation. Jefferies maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Its up 2150% from 400 shares previously.

October 19 investment analysts at Citigroup kept the company rating at "Neutral" but raised the price expectation to $59.00 from $53.00. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 2 by BMO Capital Markets. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/23/0-73-eps-expected-for-abbott-laboratories-abt-this-quarter.html. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 3.06% gains and is up by 20.06% compared with its 200-day moving average of $48.51. Davis R M Inc. now owns 36,155 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $1,421,000 after buying an additional 4,586 shares during the period. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 333,310 shares of company stock worth $16,857,255. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Growth Fd (VUG) by 3,259 shares in the quarter, for a total of 17,573 shares, and has risen its stake in Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN). Abner Herrman & Brock Ltd Liability invested 1.81% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock traded within a range of $55.94 and $56.44. Glazer Capital Llc who had been investing in Reynolds American Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.29 billion market cap company. Villere ST Denis J & Co. Heartland Advisors has 88,632 shares. Farmers National Bank now owns 3,568 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 52 shares during the last quarter.

As of quarter end Stralem & Co Inc had disposed of a total of 78,780 shares trimming its stake by 20.9%. The hedge fund run by Paul Glazer held 674,616 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $43.88 million, up from 492,362 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Also, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) needs to expand a 38.24% increase it experienced over the past twelve months. Modera Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 4,449 shares. The Endurant Capital Management Lp holds 250,783 shares with $12.19 million value, down from 309,740 last quarter. The fund owned 10,900 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock after selling 6,100 shares during the quarter.

Brandywine Trust Company decreased Abbott Labs (ABT) stake by 26.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The company has a market cap of $98.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 79.097 and a beta of 1.06. The stock is trading for about -0.49% less than its 52-week high. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 3.9% and sits 8.36% higher versus its 50 days moving average. Additionally Abbott Laboratories announced a dividend for shareholders that will be paid on Wed Nov 15, 2017.

About shares traded. Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE:VJET) has risen 11.23% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending. The ex-dividend date has been established as Thursday the 12th of October 2017. This represents a $1.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is now 83.47%.

Abbott Laboratories is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. They have a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals.



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