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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 2.05% today. In the last week its performance is 0.24%, and 7.61% for the past quarter. Currently, Abbott Laboratories, ABT has a target price of 7.43, so today’s gain of 2.05% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.72%.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), has a market cap of 62356.78, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 73.90%.

At the current price of 42.29, it has a dividend yield of 2.46%, and its target price is 7.43. 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 32.46, as well as a forward P/E of 17.23.

With a current EPS of 1.3, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.69%,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 9.61%.

Performance for the year is 6.31%. Since its IPO date on 4/6/1983, the total performance to date is -4.07%.

Volume today for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), is 7273400, while its average volume is 9497.27. Whilst the total gain today was 2.05%, it did have a day high of -7.64%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.72%, and 1.54% for the month. The 52-week low for Abbott Laboratories, ABT has been 18.92%, while the 52-week-high has reached -7.64%.

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 3.38, and the P/S is 3.03, along with a P/B of 3.02. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 14.05.

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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