AbbVie Inc. [ABBV] moved up 0.58: Why It’s Important

AbbVie Inc. [NYSE: ABBV] surged by $0.82 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $142.87 during the day while it closed the day at $142.24. The company report on September 10, 2022 that New Late-Breaking Results from Phase 3 Trials of SKYRIZI® (risankizumab) Evaluating Long-term Effect on Skin and Joint Symptoms in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis at Week 100.


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– Analyses included 100-week efficacy and safety data from the four-year, open-label extension period of KEEPsAKE 1 and 2 evaluating SKYRIZI in patients with active psoriatic arthritis1.

– Ongoing treatment with SKYRIZI demonstrated consistent long-term efficacy in psoriatic arthritis with similar rates of improvement in skin (PASI 90) and joint (ACR, enthesitis, dactylitis) symptoms at week 100 as those reported at week 521.

AbbVie Inc. stock has also gained 4.37% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ABBV stock has declined by -0.67% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -4.58% and gained 5.05% year-on date.

The market cap for ABBV stock reached $249.89 billion, with 1.77 billion shares outstanding and 1.77 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.53M shares, ABBV reached a trading volume of 4929910 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 $158.85 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 2.20. 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for AbbVie Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 01, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, SVB Leerink raised their target price to Underperform. The new note on the price target was released on May 23, 2022, representing the official price target for AbbVie Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $150, while Daiwa Securities analysts kept a Neutral rating on ABBV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AbbVie Inc. is set at 2.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABBV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 17.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.67. Price to Free Cash Flow for ABBV in the course of the last twelve months was 19.91 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

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 4.37. With this latest performance, ABBV shares gained by 0.11% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -4.58% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 33.33% 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 55.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.78, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.31 for AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 144.08, while it was recorded at 140.10 for the last single week of trading, and 144.82 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 +35.14 and a Gross Margin at +69.49. AbbVie Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.41.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 80.52, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.72.

AbbVie Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

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 -0.57%.

AbbVie Inc. [ABBV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $174,320 million, or 72.20% of ABBV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ABBV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 153,579,751, which is approximately 2.034% of the company’s market cap and around 0.11% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 134,700,648 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $19.16 billion in ABBV stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $10.97 billion in ABBV stock with ownership of nearly -1.177% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in AbbVie Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,289 institutional holders increased their position in AbbVie Inc. [NYSE:ABBV] by around 73,518,501 shares. Additionally, 1,481 investors decreased positions by around 52,795,291 shares, while 399 investors held positions by with 1,099,219,088 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,225,532,880 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ABBV stock had 131 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,481,543 shares, while 138 institutional investors sold positions of 5,507,450 shares during the same period.

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