NYSE:ABT - Abbott Laboratories Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$67.80 -2.43 (-3.46 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 02:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$70.23
Today's Range$67.47 - $70.01
52-Week Range$53.61 - $74.15
Volume1.13 million shs
Average Volume6.05 million shs
Market Capitalization$128.70 billion
P/E Ratio27.71
Dividend Yield1.63%
Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells health care products worldwide. The company's Established Pharmaceutical Products segment offers branded generic pharmaceuticals for the treatment of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency; irritable bowel syndrome or biliary spasm; intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms; gynecological disorders; hormone replacement therapy; dyslipidemia; hypertension; hypothyroidism; Ménière's disease and vestibular vertigo; pain, fever, and inflammation; migraines; and anti-infective clarithromycin, as well as provides influenza vaccine and products that regulate physiological rhythm of the colon. Its Diagnostic Products segment offers core laboratory systems in the areas of immunoassay, clinical chemistry, hematology, and transfusion; molecular diagnostics systems that automates the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, as well as detects and measures infectious agents; cartridges for blood analysis; benchtop systems and rapid tests in the areas of infectious diseases; molecular point-of-care test systems for influenza A and B, RSV, and strep A; cardiometabolic test systems; drug and alcohol test systems, as well as remote patient monitoring and consumer self-test systems; and informatics and automation solutions for use in laboratories. The company's Nutritional Products segment provides pediatric and adult nutritional products. Its Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products segment offers rhythm management, electrophysiology, heart failure, vascular, and structural heart devices for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, as well as neuromodulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. The company also provides blood and flash glucose monitoring systems, including test strips, sensors, data management decision software, and accessories for people with diabetes. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Equipment


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.64
Current Ratio1.58
Quick Ratio1.16


Trailing P/E Ratio27.71
Forward P/E Ratio23.54
P/E Growth2.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$27.39 billion
Price / Sales4.34
Cash Flow$4.4256 per share
Price / Cash15.32
Book Value$17.87 per share
Price / Book3.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.50
Net Income$477 million
Net Margins3.13%
Return on Equity15.30%
Return on Assets6.68%


Outstanding Shares1,754,320,000
Market Cap$128.70 billion

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Abbott Laboratories' stock symbol?

Abbott Laboratories trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ABT."

How often does Abbott Laboratories pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Abbott Laboratories?

Abbott Laboratories announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th. View Abbott Laboratories' Dividend History.

How were Abbott Laboratories' earnings last quarter?

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 17th. The healthcare product maker reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.75. The healthcare product maker had revenue of $7.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.65 billion. Abbott Laboratories had a return on equity of 15.30% and a net margin of 3.13%. The business's revenue was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.66 EPS. View Abbott Laboratories' Earnings History.

When is Abbott Laboratories' next earnings date?

Abbott Laboratories is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Abbott Laboratories.

What guidance has Abbott Laboratories issued on next quarter's earnings?

Abbott Laboratories issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.87-2.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.88. Abbott Laboratories also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.87-2.89 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ABT?

18 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Abbott Laboratories' stock. Their forecasts range from $64.00 to $86.00. On average, they anticipate Abbott Laboratories' share price to reach $75.1176 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Abbott Laboratories.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Abbott Laboratories?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Abbott Laboratories in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Abbott Laboratories.

Are investors shorting Abbott Laboratories?

Abbott Laboratories saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 16,391,074 shares, an increase of 28.2% from the September 14th total of 12,782,326 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,635,570 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company's shares are short sold. View Abbott Laboratories' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Abbott Laboratories' key competitors?

Who are Abbott Laboratories' key executives?

Abbott Laboratories' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Miles D. White, Chairman & CEO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Brian B. Yoor, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Hubert L. Allen, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Robert B. Ford, Exec. VP of Medical Devices (Age 44)
  • Mr. Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori, Exec. VP of Nutritional Products (Age 39)

Who are Abbott Laboratories' major shareholders?

Abbott Laboratories' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%), Swedbank (0.11%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.06%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.06%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own Abbott Laboratories stock include Alejandro D Wellisch, Andrew H Lane, Brian J Blaser, Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori, Daniel J Starks, Deepak S Nath, Heather L Mason, Hubert L Allen, Jaime Contreras, Jared Watkin, Joseph J Manning, Michael J Pederson, Michael J Warmuth, Miles D White, Robert B Ford, Robert E Funck, Roger Bird, Sally E Blount, Sharon J Bracken and Stephen R Fussell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Abbott Laboratories.

Which major investors are selling Abbott Laboratories stock?

ABT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Bartlett & Co. LLC, North American Management Corp, Rockland Trust Co., CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. and BTR Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Abbott Laboratories company stock in the last year include Alejandro D Wellisch, Andrew H Lane, Brian J Blaser, Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori, Jaime Contreras, Jared Watkin, Michael J Pederson, Miles D White, Roger Bird, Sharon J Bracken and Stephen R Fussell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Abbott Laboratories.

Which major investors are buying Abbott Laboratories stock?

ABT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Bank of Montreal Can, Swedbank, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc., Spearhead Capital Advisors LLC, Benson Investment Management Company Inc. and Waverton Investment Management Ltd. Company insiders that have bought Abbott Laboratories stock in the last two years include Brian J Blaser, Daniel J Starks, Miles D White, Robert B Ford and Sally E Blount. View Insider Buying and Selling for Abbott Laboratories.

How do I buy shares of Abbott Laboratories?

Shares of ABT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Abbott Laboratories' stock price today?

One share of ABT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.60.

How big of a company is Abbott Laboratories?

Abbott Laboratories has a market capitalization of $128.70 billion and generates $27.39 billion in revenue each year. The healthcare product maker earns $477 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.50 on an earnings per share basis. Abbott Laboratories employs 99,000 workers across the globe.

What is Abbott Laboratories' official website?

The official website for Abbott Laboratories is http://www.abbott.com.

How can I contact Abbott Laboratories?

Abbott Laboratories' mailing address is 100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD D-322 AP6D, ABBOTT PARK IL, 60064. The healthcare product maker can be reached via phone at 224-667-6100.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE ABT)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  694 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  559 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,253
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This page was last updated on 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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