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Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Abbott Laboratories (ABT)?

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) went up by 0.62% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $142.60. The company’s stock price has collected 0.94% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 07/20/22 that Abbott Labs Raises Earnings Outlook as Revenue Climbs

Is It Worth Investing in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE :ABT) Right Now?

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 22.76 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for ABT is at 0.72.

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ABT currently public float of 1.74B and currently shorts hold a 0.82% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of ABT was 5.35M shares.

ABT’s Market Performance

ABT stocks went up by 0.94% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.80% and a quarterly performance of -3.51%, while its annual performance rate touched -9.47%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.75% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.86% for Abbott Laboratories. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.63% for ABT stocks with a simple moving average of -9.34% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of ABT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ABT stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for ABT by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for ABT in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $95 based on the research report published on July 06th of the current year 2022.

BofA Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ABT reach a price target of $140. The rating they have provided for ABT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 02nd, 2022.

UBS gave a rating of “Buy” to ABT, setting the target price at $142 in the report published on January 27th of the current year.

ABT Trading at -0.49% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought ABT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -23.20% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.86%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.75%, as shares sank -0.64% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.86% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, ABT rose by +0.94%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -6.39% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $108.80. In addition, Abbott Laboratories saw -22.18% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at ABT starting from STARKS DANIEL J, who sale 50,000 shares at the price of $109.14 back on Jul 26. After this action, STARKS DANIEL J now owns 6,923,500 shares of Abbott Laboratories, valued at $5,456,994 using the latest closing price.

Mateus Fernando, the SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT of Abbott Laboratories, sale 2,457 shares at $109.05 during a trade that took place back on Jul 26, which means that Mateus Fernando is holding 14,503 shares at $267,943 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for ABT

Equity return is now at value 20.30, with 9.50 for asset returns.

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