Advisory Services Network buys $244,585 stake in Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) : Advisory Services Network scooped up 735 additional shares in Abbott Laboratories during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 7, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 5,692 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $244,585.Abbott Laboratories makes up approximately 0.05% of Advisory Services Network’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pure Financial Advisors boosted its stake in ABT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 38 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,893 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $468,072. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.15% of Pure Financial Advisors’s portfolio.Hefty Wealth Partners boosted its stake in ABT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 616 additional shares and now holds a total of 704 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $30,089. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.02% of Hefty Wealth Partners’s portfolio.New England Research Management reduced its stake in ABT by selling 7,150 shares or 23.04% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 23,877 shares of ABT which is valued at $1,020,503. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.86% of New England Research Management’s portfolio.Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi boosted its stake in ABT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 30,674 additional shares and now holds a total of 64,149 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $2,741,728. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.87% of Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi’s portfolio.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) witnessed a volatile trading activity on Friday , and eventually ended flat at 0.00% or 0 points without letting the bulls or bears take much advantage. The trading began at $43 and reached the intraday high at $43.19. The bulls started the profit booking and pushed the shares to intraday low of $42.57. The trading session was marked by a volume range of 72,49,757 shares exchanging hands. The 52-week high of the shares is $46.38 and the 52-week low is $36. The market cap of the company stands at $63,166 M and there are 1,46,99,95,400 shares in public circulation.

On the company’s financial health, Abbott Laboratories reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.53. The company had revenue of $5333.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5244.94 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS.

Investors should note that on Sep 15, 2016, Abbott Laboratories announced a cash dividend of $0.2600. The company’s management has announced Oct 12, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Oct 14, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Nov 15, 2016.

Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) is engaged in the discovery development manufacture and sale of a range of health care products. Abbott operates in four business segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products Diagnostic Products Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment includes the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Diagnostic Products segment includes the sales of a line of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Nutritional Products includes the sales of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks hospitals commercial laboratories and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products includes the sales of coronary endovascular structural heart vessel closure and other medical device products.

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