why AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $133.61



AbbVie Inc. [NYSE: ABBV] surged by $0.02 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $135.70 during the day while it closed the day at $135.42. The company report on December 16, 2021 that Allergan Aesthetics Completes Acquisition of Soliton.

— Addition of Soliton complements Body Contouring Portfolio with expansion to treat appearance of cellulite –.

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Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLY). The addition of Soliton and its technology complements Allergan Aesthetics’ portfolio of non-invasive body contouring treatments to now include a proven treatment for the appearance of cellulite.

AbbVie Inc. stock has also gained 0.75% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ABBV stock has inclined by 24.55% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 17.01% and gained 0.01% year-on date.

The market cap for ABBV stock reached $237.54 billion, with 1.77 billion shares outstanding and 1.77 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.22M shares, ABBV reached a trading volume of 6782202 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ABBV shares is $133.61 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ABBV stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for AbbVie Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 09, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on November 23, 2021, representing the official price target for AbbVie Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $118, while Truist analysts kept a Buy rating on ABBV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AbbVie Inc. is set at 2.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABBV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.31. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 17.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.98. Price to Free Cash Flow for ABBV in the course of the last twelve months was 18.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

ABBV stock trade performance evaluation

AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.75. With this latest performance, ABBV shares gained by 15.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 28.47% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ABBV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 77.20, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 78.37, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 75.05 for AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 121.18, while it was recorded at 135.30 for the last single week of trading, and 114.75 for the last 200 days.

AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] shares currently have an operating margin of +34.12 and a Gross Margin at +69.18. AbbVie Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.95.

Return on Total Capital for ABBV is now 19.65, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.22. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 185.81, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.80. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 665.82. Additionally, ABBV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 86.94, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 57.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 599.46, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 78.28.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] managed to generate an average of $96,936 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.43 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.AbbVie Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ABBV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for AbbVie Inc. go to 4.48%.

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AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $157,693 million, or 68.50% of ABBV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ABBV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 145,529,515, which is approximately 0.578% of the company’s market cap and around 0.12% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 126,839,439 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $17.17 billion in ABBV stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $10.39 billion in ABBV stock with ownership of nearly 1.05% of the company’s market capitalization.

1,439 institutional holders increased their position in AbbVie Inc. [NYSE:ABBV] by around 57,179,643 shares. Additionally, 981 investors decreased positions by around 61,244,436 shares, while 317 investors held positions by with 1,046,221,165 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,164,645,244 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ABBV stock had 106 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,399,546 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 4,956,871 shares during the same period.