Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Abbott Laboratories' FY2017 Earnings (ABT)

Sta Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 5,120 shares or 0.1% of their U.S. portfolio. The institutional investor held 317,339 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.93 million, up from 301,654 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc who had been investing in Ford Mtr Co Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $100.55.

Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARK)'s earnings per share has been growing at a -4.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 64.1 percent. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500. The latest exchange of 5.81 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 1.43 Million shares.

Noven Financial Group Inc, which manages about $207.77M and $166.44M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares (PFF) by 13,720 shares to 105,379 shares, valued at $4.09M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $182.92. About 8.63 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 1.90 for ABT and 2.20 for MDT, which implies that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for MDT. Therefore 72% are positive. The Allstate Corporation had 47 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $52 target. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of ABT in report on Tuesday, January 2 to "Overweight" rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, July 21 with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Also, insider Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori sold 28,319 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $90.94 million activity. Smithbridge Asset Management De has invested 1.59% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Shares for $98,323 were sold by Bracken Sharon J on Tuesday, August 1.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) shares are up more than 3.08% this year and recently decreased -0.15% or -$0.09 to settle at $58.83. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Abbott Laboratories will post 2.5 EPS for the current fiscal year. ABT has a beta of 1.55 and MDT's beta is 0.93. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Abbott Laboratories' Q4 2017 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.78 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.85 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.17 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $3.93 EPS.

Investors of record on Friday, January 12th will be paid a $0.28 dividend. Its up 0.04, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 47 investors sold ABT shares while 563 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. Mengis Cap Management holds 6,629 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Reilly Financial Advsr Lc holds 1.74% or 217,811 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Odey Asset Grp Limited invested in 0.39% or 28,000 shares. Engines Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.3% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Fincl Architects holds 0.02% or 70 shares in its portfolio. James Inv Research Inc invested 0.06% in The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL). Bingham Osborn And Scarborough Limited Liability Com owns 15,176 shares. UBS initiated the shares of ABT in report on Tuesday, September 22 with "Neutral" rating. 517,912 are owned by Westpac Corporation. Signaturefd Ltd Co reported 14,812 shares. (NYSE:WFC) by 11,790 shares in the quarter, for a total of 152,868 shares, and has risen its stake in Home Depot (NYSE:HD).

Analysts await Apple Inc. AAPL's profit will be $19.08 billion for 11.58 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. This is an increase from Abbott Laboratories's previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. Its up 0.04, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. South Texas Money Mngmt invested in 10,569 shares. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. Invsts accumulated 2.02M shares or 0.13% of the stock. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins reported 54,200 shares. Daiwa Sb Invests Ltd accumulated 920 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz Limited Liability Corp holds 11,397 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Weitz Investment accumulated 140 shares. Fisher Asset Limited Com owns 2,772 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Timber Creek Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 525 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 34.15 million shares or 0.12% of the stock. Hsbc Plc invested in 0.02% or 133,910 shares. Following the transaction, the director now owns 20,143 shares in the company, valued at approximately $790,411.32. Family Legacy Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Abbott Laboratories in the first quarter valued at approximately $203,000. ValuEngine lowered Abbott Laboratories from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Therefore 62% are positive. Salient Lta owns 202,632 shares or 1.29% of their United States portfolio. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, August 14 report. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

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