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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 -0.62% today. In the last week its performance is -2.17%, and 8.35% for the past quarter. Currently, Abbott Laboratories, ABT has a target price of 48, so today’s gain of -0.62% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.02%.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), has a market cap of 61900.13, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 73.90%.

At the current price of 41.9, it has a dividend yield of 2.48%, and its target price is 48. This is with a profit margin of 11.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.41. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has a P/E of 32.16, as well as a forward P/E of 17.03.

With a current EPS of 1.3, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.87%,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 9.36%.

Performance for the year is -2.52%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is -4.96%.

Volume today for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), is 11062300, while its average volume is 10203.75. Whilst the total gain today was -0.62%, it did have a day high of -8.50%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.55%, and 1.54% for the month. The 52-week low for Abbott Laboratories, ABT has been 17.82%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.50%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.70%, and its return on assets is 5.60%. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has an operating margin of 14.00%. With a sales growth of 3.20% 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 1.2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Abbott Laboratories? Well its PEG is 3.43, and the P/S is 3.01, along with a P/B of 2.99. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 13.95.

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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