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Analyst Research and Recommendations: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (CTMX)

Analyst Research and Recommendations: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (CTMX)

The M Kraus & Company holds 77,736 shares with $3.78 million value, up from 63,456 last quarter. Abbott Laboratories's dividend payout ratio is 83.47%. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.5 on November 13, reaching $55.3. After $1.18 actual earnings per share reported by ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.42% negative EPS growth. The legal version of this report can be read at markets/1892486/boston-financial-mangement-llc-lowers-stake-in-abbott-laboratories-abt.html. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. The fund owned 290,900 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock after selling 75,700 shares during the quarter. Moreover, Corecommodity Management Llc has 1.76% invested in the company for 239,478 shares. Spectranetics Corp now has $1.68B valuation. It closed at $55.3 lastly. It has outperformed by 227.02% the S&P500.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) is 0.168704. Its up 1.50, from 0.5 in 2017Q1.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.66/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.65/Share by a difference of $0.01. St. Louis Trust Co raised its position in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. The ROIC 5 year average of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) is 0.115403.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. Krilogy Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 9.3% in the second quarter. Ifrah Fin Inc stated it has 0.39% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

Wesbanco Bank Inc increased Merck & Co (MRK) stake by 2.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a dividend of $0.265 per share. St. Louis Trust Co now owns 4,904 shares of the healthcare product maker's stock valued at $238,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares during the period. 69,109 are held by Pinnacle Associate Ltd. The Firm operates through five divisions: Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Retail, Logistics and Telecom. Summit Strategies Incorporated holds 0.17% or 5,847 shares in its portfolio. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Limited Company holds 0.01% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) or 7,173 shares.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. Therefore 58% are positive. On average, equities research analysts predict that Abbott Laboratories will post $2.21 earnings per share for the current year. The firm experienced a fall in short interest between October 13, 2017 and October 31, 2017 of -7.87%. The company has market cap of $31.82 million. However, technicians believes that a higher ratio would indicate the likelihood of a constant augmentation of the company's share price. Jefferies maintained the shares of ABT in report on Tuesday, June 14 with "Buy" rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $68.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. Abbott Laboratories had a net margin of 8.37% and a return on equity of 13.98%. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The stock has "Buy" rating by BTIG Research on Saturday, August 29. Argus Research upgraded the shares of ABT in report on Friday, February 5 to "Buy" rating.

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Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $26,482 activity. Another trade for 552 shares valued at $26,482 was sold by Watkin Jared.

Regent Investment Management Llc decreased Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 20,253 shares to 57,717 valued at $1.81 million in 2017Q2. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 51,532 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,014,385.88. Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets (VWO) was reduced too. Therefore 50% are positive. Arcelormittal had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2 out of the scale from 1 to 5, where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 19. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy" on Monday, October 16. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Abbott Laboratories from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $61.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $74 target. SYNT was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 22, 2016.

Iguana Healthcare Management Llc decreased Glaukos Corp stake by 40,000 shares to 60,000 valued at $2.49M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Intuit Inc.

Provident Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Abbott Labs (ABT) by 4437.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The total value of its holdings increased 1.5%. Its up 0.08, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. 111 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Limited owns 145,469 shares. Insiders own 0.76% of the company's stock. Greystone Managed Inc holds 0.32% or 112,240 shares in its portfolio. 377,097 are owned by Barrett Asset Management Ltd Liability Company. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited holds 0.73% or 2.39 million shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 45,400 shares. Creative Planning, a Kansas-based fund reported 500 shares. Tru Com Of Oklahoma holds 0% or 15,076 shares in its portfolio.


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