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How has Abbott Laboratories:(NYSE:ABT) performed recently?

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 65770.65. It is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 34.59, a forward P/E of 18.38 and EPS of 1.3. At a stock price of 44.99 (-0.17%) it has a dividend yield of 2.31%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -10.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 53.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.45% and more long-term 9.36% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -10.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.20%.

For performance, Abbott Laboratories the past week has seen a gain of 3.37%. For the last month performance for Abbott Laboratories is 14.69%. While the last quarter is 17.63% and half year, 20.45%. Finally for the year, performance is -8.56%.

The 52-week high for Abbott Laboratories, is at -9.91%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 26.52%. The 20-day simple moving average is 12.21% and 10.00% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.05%, and for the month it is 1.54%. Abbott Laboratories, has a target price of 47.79.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, and for total debt/equity Abbott Laboratories has *TBA. The gross margin is 56.90%, while operating margin is 14.00%, the profit margin is 11.10%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 71.40%. Abbott Laboratories has a payout ratio of 66.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1459.3. The shares float is 1459.3, with the float short at 4.44%, with short ratio coming to 5.94.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Abbott Laboratories, get *TBA, with its returns on investment at 7.70%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 47.79, reached soon?

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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