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Is Abbott Laboratories(NYSE: ABT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983. Abbott Laboratories is in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Abbott Laboratories, is 11048.84, and so far today it has a volume of 6548812. Performance year to date since the 4/6/1983 is 1.51%.

To help you determine whether Abbott Laboratories is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.34 and forward P/E is 18.25. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Abbott Laboratories has a value for PEG of 3.67. P/S ratio is 3.18 and the P/B ratio is 3.17. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Abbott Laboratories is trading at, 45.14 (0.87% today), Abbott Laboratories has a dividend yield of 2.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.45% after growing 53.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -22.50%, and 3.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1459.3, and the number of shares float is 1459.3. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 71.40%. The float short is 4.44%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.86. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 7.70%.

The ability for Abbott Laboratories, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Abbott Laboratories has a gross margin of 56.90%, with its operating margin at 14.00%, and Abbott Laboratories has a profit margin of 11.10%.

The 52 week high is -9.61%, with 26.93% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 13.47% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.48%.

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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