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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) which is in the industry Medical Appliances & Equipment, gaining 0.59% today. In the last week its performance is 4.30%, and -6.00% for the past quarter. Currently, Abbott Laboratories, ABT has a target price of 46.6, so today’s gain of 0.59% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.00%.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), has a market cap of 58413.71, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 70.80%.

At the current price of 39.54, it has a dividend yield of 2.63%, and its target price is 46.6. This is with a profit margin of 12.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.39. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has a P/E of 27.83, as well as a forward P/E of 16.04.

With a current EPS of 1.42, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.89%,Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -10.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.40%.

Performance for the year is -18.11%. Since its IPO date on 04/06/1983, the total performance to date is -10.86%.

Volume today for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), is 6904578, while its average volume is 10121.12. Whilst the total gain today was 0.59%, it did have a day high of -10.79%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.81%, and 1.47% for the month. The 52-week low for Abbott Laboratories, ABT has been 10.50%, while the 52-week-high has reached -22.18%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.70%, and its return on assets is 5.90%. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has an operating margin of 13.60%. With a sales growth of -0.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Abbott Laboratories, ABT is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.29, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Abbott Laboratories? Well its PEG is 2.96, and the P/S is 2.86, along with a P/B of 2.82. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 14.76.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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