(ABT) With Shares Trading up at $55.06 Abbott Reports Third-Quarter 2017…

About 3.21 million shares traded.

Abbott Laboratories announced a dividend for shareholders to be paid on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017.

The company said its bottom line advanced to $1.16 billion, or $0.66 per share. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. We have $58.67 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:ABT worth $4.86B more.

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07/21/2017 - Abbott Laboratories had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Argus. See East West Bancorp, Inc.

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The stock is now moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.51% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.13 percent. The company continues to expect full-year 2017 operating margin to be down approximately 1 percentage point compared to 2016.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $12.60 million activity. The insider RIBAR GEOFFREY G sold $1.40 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.27, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 69 investors sold ABT shares while 545 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. Advantage Inc invested in 2.89% or 53,075 shares. Invesco Limited reported 93,370 shares. Lone Pine Capital Limited Liability Corp has 1.74% invested in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW). 88,611 are held by Beese Fulmer Invest Management. Smithfield Trust holds 10,876 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio.

Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc increased Enzo Biochem Inc (NYSE:ENZ) stake by 168,607 shares to 999,961 valued at $11.04M in 2017Q2. Spark Invest Mgmt Llc owns 156,200 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Pinebridge Invs L P has invested 0.4% in East West Bancorp, Inc. About 9.04 million shares traded or 51.42% up from the average. The company has market cap of $20.73 billion. The Company's principal business is to serve as a holding firm for East West Bank and other banking or banking-related subsidiaries. East West Bancorp, Inc. OCI Partners LP (NYSE:OCIP) has risen 48.18% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. The C-Score of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) is 4.00000. 111 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 332443 shares, which suggests that ABT's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock. Waters Parkerson & Co Limited, Louisiana-based fund reported 524,249 shares.

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 11 Buys and 0 Sell among 15 analysts. The New York-based Horizon Kinetics Lc has invested 0.04% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). North Point Managers Corporation Oh stated it has 250,946 shares. Oppenheimer reported 123,838 shares.

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16 analysts on average are expecting Abbott Laboratories to report earnings of $0.73 per share for the current quarter. Pennsylvania Tru holds 313,399 shares.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has a Value Composite score of 62. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Strs Ohio has 0.29% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). ABT has a beta of 1.57 and RSI is 63.34. Pension Ser holds 167,761 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio.

Abbott Laboratories, launched on March 6, 1900, is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. Future earnings predictions are perhaps the most essential input when trying to value a company. The Firm operates through four divisions: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. The Company's Established Pharmaceutical Products include a range of branded generic pharmaceuticals manufactured around the world and marketed and sold outside the United States. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Abbott Laboratories from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Therefore 58% are positive. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is presently 149.30%.

06/29/2017 - Abbott Laboratories had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo.

05/30/2017 - Abbott Laboratories had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc acquired 8,257 shares as Abbott Laboratories (ABT)'s stock declined 3.42%. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Barclays Capital. The rating was reinitiated by Jefferies on Thursday, June 29 with "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) rating on Sunday, October 1. Jefferies maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) rating on Friday, June 16. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Buy" rating given on Saturday, August 29 by Deutsche Bank.

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