Mizuho slashes price target on Abbott Laboratories [ABT] – find out why.

Abbott Laboratories [NYSE: ABT] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.47% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.09%. The company report on November 17, 2022 that Abbott Receives Three CES 2023 Innovation Awards for Advancements in Health Technology.

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) awards Abbott multiple CES 2023 Innovation Awards for industry-leading health technologies.

Abbott’s Aveir™ single-chamber (VR) leadless pacemaker, Proclaim™ Plus SCS system, Alinity® m Monkeypox PCR test honored.

Over the last 12 months, ABT stock dropped by -21.60%. The one-year Abbott Laboratories stock forecast points to a potential upside of 10.76. The average equity rating for ABT stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $180.82 billion, with 1.75 billion shares outstanding and 1.73 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.02M shares, ABT stock reached a trading volume of 4175632 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Abbott Laboratories [ABT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ABT shares is $116.38 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ABT stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Mizuho have made an estimate for Abbott Laboratories shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on October 18, 2022, representing the official price target for Abbott Laboratories stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $110, while Jefferies analysts kept a Hold rating on ABT stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abbott Laboratories is set at 2.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.10, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.69. Price to Free Cash Flow for ABT in the course of the last twelve months was 34.40 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

ABT Stock Performance Analysis:

Abbott Laboratories [ABT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.09. With this latest performance, ABT shares gained by 5.90% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.14% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -21.60% 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 ABT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.13, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.12 for Abbott Laboratories [ABT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.49, while it was recorded at 106.57 for the last single week of trading, and 109.40 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Abbott Laboratories Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Abbott Laboratories [ABT] shares currently have an operating margin of +21.36 and a Gross Margin at +53.89. Abbott Laboratories’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.35.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 20.53, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.53.

Abbott Laboratories’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

ABT Stock EPS

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 ABT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Abbott Laboratories go to 8.30%.

Abbott Laboratories [ABT] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $135,017 million, or 76.20% of ABT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ABT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 154,563,421, which is approximately 1.319% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 133,336,257 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.85 billion in ABT stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $8.18 billion in ABT stock with ownership of nearly -1.611% of the company’s market capitalization.

1,207 institutional holders increased their position in Abbott Laboratories [NYSE:ABT] by around 41,967,351 shares. Additionally, 1,142 investors decreased positions by around 40,521,916 shares, while 442 investors held positions by with 1,217,498,616 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,299,987,883 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ABT stock had 103 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,044,974 shares, while 155 institutional investors sold positions of 3,259,660 shares during the same period.

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