Understanding the Financial Health of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)

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Raymond James Trust Has Upped By $564432 Its Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Stake; Clearbridge Boosted Synchrony

Clearbridge Llc acquired 586,043 shares as Synchrony Finl (SYF)'s stock declined 26.83%. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,382 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 89 shares in the last quarter. The stock decreased 1.73% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $54.44.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) touched its 1-Year High price of $55.43 on 10/10/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $37.38 on 12/01/16. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. Ryder Sys Inc (NYSE:R) was raised too. About 207,154 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry. Thomaspartners Inc who had been investing in Abbott Labs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $93.18 billion market cap company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a fleet of 24 offshore drilling rigs. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 4.08, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 3.05.

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Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $53,082 activity. These Revenue projections are a consensus of 13 Analysts. On average, equities analysts predict that Abbott Laboratories will post $2.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 20% are positive. Rockwell Collins had 65 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Monday, March 14. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by Howard Weil given on Tuesday, August 4. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 17 by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Sell" on Monday, October 9. According to today's trading volume Abbott Laboratories is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with "Hold".

Investors sentiment increased to 2.72 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.75, from 1.63 in 2017Q1. 123 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. Cna Corp has 8,620 shares. Balasa Dinverno Foltz Ltd Co invested in 0.09% or 10,995 shares. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. Advisor Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp, California-based fund reported 32,435 shares. Natixis reported 0% stake. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Tru owns 49,900 shares or 1.51% of their U.S. portfolio. Foundation Resources Mgmt holds 0.41% or 208,731 shares.

Herald Investment Management Ltd holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Lantronix Inc for 706,425 shares. State Street holds 0% or 1.18 million shares. Covington Invest Advsrs stated it has 39,585 shares. Creative Planning holds 1,000 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough Co reported 62,774 shares. Estabrook Cap Management invested in 14,143 shares. They expect $0.65 earnings per share, up 10.17% or $0.06 from last year's $0.59 per share. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. ABT now has a profit margin of 5.00%. In the most recent financial results released by Abbott Laboratories, for the quarter ending on 2017-06-30, the company posted EPS of 0.62.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.4 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.41, from 1.31 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 14 investors sold Dynex Capital Inc shares while 29 reduced holdings. 3,703 were reported by Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma. Abner Herrman And Brock Limited Liability has 0.48% invested in Rockwell Collins, Inc. Wills Gp Inc invested in 4,180 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Bremer Trust Association invested in 22,460 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Atria Invs Ltd Llc stated it has 57,917 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Mai Mgmt reported 260,686 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 3,653 shares. South Dakota Inv Council has invested 0.23% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Abbott Laboratories in the 2nd quarter valued at about $127,000. Massachusetts-based Fiduciary has invested 0.58% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Bruce & Incorporated invested 2.56% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

Raymond James Trust decreased Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 24,585 shares to 296,066 valued at $23.90M in 2017Q2.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $26,482 activity. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Liability Com holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 5,886 shares.

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Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Abbott Laboratories (ABT) was a Moderate Buy - from a survey of 17 analysts. Therefore 33% are positive. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Also, insider Sharon J. Bracken sold 2,000 shares of Abbott Laboratories stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, September 22. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank.

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