Technical Indicators under Consideration: Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT)

Abbott’s Analyst Recommendations ahead of Its 3Q17 Results

Abbott Laboratories's current price of $55.40 translates into 0.48% yield. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is now 149.30%. Sep 14, 2017 is the announcement. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 30,322 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock worth $1,473,000 after buying an additional 3,330 shares during the last quarter. About shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 10.35% since October 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

Bokf increased Rockwell Collins Inc (COL) stake by 25.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sei Invs Com holds 5,464 shares. The Provident Investment Management Inc holds 444,685 shares with $21.62M value, up from 9,801 last quarter. Rockwell Collins Inc now has $21.77B valuation. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $55.40, up from yesterday's close by 1.35%. About 168,228 shares traded. It has underperformed by 0.55% the S&P500. Salem Cap holds 0.85% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 31,169 shares. Therefore 58% are positive. $53.80's average target is -1.18% below currents $54.44 stock price. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". Looking out over the past year, company shares have been recorded -23.38% off the 52 week high and 7.58% away from the low over the same period.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 10 by Maxim Group. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Abbott Laboratories presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $54.94. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank.

Abbott Laboratories is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products.

13 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $6.92 Billion for the current quarter. The Company operates through four segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. It has a 85.06 P/E ratio. Its Established Pharmaceutical Products include a range of branded generic pharmaceuticals manufactured around the world and marketed and sold outside the United States.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 69 investors sold ABT shares while 545 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 441 raised stakes. 3,703 were reported by Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma. Stephens Ar has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Mairs & Inc invested in 4.53 million shares or 2.66% of the stock.

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Raymond James Trust increased Abbott Laboratories (ABT) stake by 7.18% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Northwest Inv Counselors Limited Liability Corp reported 0.6% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Klingenstein Fields And Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.07% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Moreover, Lazard Asset Mngmt has 0.04% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 412,998 shares. 106,458 were reported by Garrison Financial. The monthly performance exhibited a rate of 5.62% with an annual performance rate of 27.36%. 93,592 were accumulated by Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees. State Street holds 0% or 1.18 million shares.

For diversified exposure to Abbott Laboratories, investors can consider investing in the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD), which has ~0.75% of its total holdings in Abbott Laboratories.

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $26,482 activity. Shares for $26,482 were sold by Watkin Jared on Thursday, June 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. 63 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 122.00 million shares or 17.73% more from 103.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. D E Shaw And Com reported 256,530 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Mitsubishi Ufj & accumulated 372,126 shares. America First Inv Advsrs holds 4.55% or 251,330 shares in its portfolio. Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 2.74% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

Herald Investment Management Ltd holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Lantronix Inc for 706,425 shares. Murphy Cap Incorporated invested in 6,150 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag owns 440,765 shares or 0.03% of their USA portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE). (NYSE:COL). Tower Bridge holds 0% or 11,080 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt stated it has 152,694 shares. Cs Mckee Lp reported 1.62% stake. (NYSE:COL). Ashfield Cap Ptnrs Lc holds 45,933 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Therefore 48% are positive. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 6.78 Billion and 6.67 Billion respectively. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $55 target. AMETEK had 39 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold". Argus Research downgraded the shares of CAKE in report on Tuesday, June 20 to "Hold" rating. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Northland Capital. TheStreet downgraded the shares of GE in report on Wednesday, August 26 to "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Saturday, August 29 with "Buy". Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, March 15 by Jefferies.

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