Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS

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Private Wealth Prtnrs Ltd Com holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 17,000 shares.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by growth across its businesses and device launches.

The Nasdaq composite advanced 1.74 percent as shares of Netflix jumped 9.87 percent to a record high. Bahl & Gaynor Inc who had been investing in Abbott Laboratories for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $104.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $90.8. The funds in our database now have: 354.66 million shares, up from 337.60 million shares in 2017Q3. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) are $60.51 and $57.84. ABT outperformed the S&P500 by 23.30%. Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported gain 0.89% in recent buying and selling session with closing price of $ 59.80. They expect $-0.05 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.02 from last year's $-0.07 per share. The current ESP growth this year comes in at 44.60%, supporting the 18.61 number. Tributary Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Abbott Laboratories during the third quarter valued at approximately $106,000.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 19 insider sales for $28.95 million activity. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has "Buy" rating given by William Blair. $84,344 worth of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was sold by MANNING JOSEPH J on Wednesday, February 28.

The stock price recently practiced a 5-day change of 1.80% with 1.27 as average true range (ATR). 227,412 shares valued at $14.27M were sold by Fussell Stephen R on Tuesday, January 30.

Iberiabank Corp decreased Spdr Gold Shares (GLD) stake by 5,007 shares to 64,988 valued at $8.12 million in 2017Q4. Sand Hill Glob Limited owns 77,450 shares. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 129,786,955 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $6,308,944,000 after purchasing an additional 3,241,063 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 86% are positive. Abbott Laboratories had 18 analyst reports since December 12, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating HollyFrontier, 2 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 19 report. Abbott Laboratories presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $66.83. In Wednesday, January 24 report BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $70.0 target. As per Monday, October 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 30 Citigroup maintained the shares of ABT in report with "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 9. Altfest L J Incorporated invested 0.18% of its capital in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. BBT stock makes a change of -0.9% in a total of its share price. It is positive, as 52 investors sold Abbott Laboratories shares while 558 reduced holdings. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 83.1% in the fourth quarter. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) for 14,196 shares.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0.7%. Nadler Finance Group invested 0.21% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Guyasuta Inv Advsr has invested 0.13% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Abbott Laboratories's payout ratio is presently 113.98%. Waters Parkerson & Limited Liability Corp has invested 2.5% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 211,599 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $10,286,000 after buying an additional 3,474 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.34% of the company's stock. Ensemble Cap Limited Liability Co holds 596,080 shares or 5.53% of its portfolio. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is now 44.80%.

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Lafayette holds 4,271 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $420 target. 7,629 were accumulated by Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership. Walleye Trading Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). The healthcare product maker reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01.

Dupont Capital Management Corp, which manages about $36.48B and $4.37 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) by 78,802 shares to 13,475 shares, valued at $853,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Marco Investment Management Limited invested in 124,600 shares or 1.08% of the stock. Farmers And Merchants Investments Inc owns 0% invested in Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) for 198 shares. Raymond James & Associate accumulated 180,258 shares. Fiera invested in 0.01% or 21,846 shares. About 1.64 million shares traded. Sigma Planning owns 30,551 shs or 0.13% of their USA capital. Trading was heavy with 8,244,313 shares changing hands by the end of trading on Wednesday.

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