Abbott Laboratories [ABT] Stock trading around $112.06 per share: What’s Next?

Abbott Laboratories [NYSE: ABT] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.65% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.10%. The company report on February 13, 2024 at 6:47 PM that FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Abbott’s First-of-Its-Kind TriClip™ System to Treat People With a Leaky Tricuspid Heart Valve.

Panel of independent experts reviewed data from the TRILUMINATE™ pivotal trial demonstrating safety, effectiveness and quality-of-life benefits of the TriClip system.

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An investigational device in the U.S., TriClip is approved in more than 50 countries and has treated more than 10,000 people with tricuspid regurgitation worldwide.

Over the last 12 months, ABT stock rose by 3.26%. The one-year Abbott Laboratories stock forecast points to a potential upside of 10.22. The average equity rating for ABT stock is currently 1.81, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $194.54 billion, with 1.74 billion shares outstanding and 1.72 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.42M shares, ABT stock reached a trading volume of 3990963 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 $124.81 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 1.81. 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.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Abbott Laboratories shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Peer Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 21, 2023.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Abbott Laboratories is set at 1.79, with the Price to Sales ratio for ABT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.85. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.19, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.06. Price to Free Cash Flow for ABT in the course of the last twelve months was 43.31 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.23.

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 -1.10. With this latest performance, ABT shares dropped by -1.49% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 3.26% 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 50.20, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.39, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.95 for Abbott Laboratories [ABT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 110.67, while it was recorded at 112.03 for the last single week of trading, and 104.96 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Abbott Laboratories Fundamentals:

Abbott Laboratories’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.23 and a Current Ratio set at 1.74.

ABT Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Abbott Laboratories posted 0.94/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.9/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.40%. 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 7.80%.

Abbott Laboratories [ABT] Institutonal Ownership Details

The top three institutional holders of ABT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2815%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.03 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $176.59 billion in ABT stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $156.75 billion in ABT stock with ownership which is approximately 5.8325%.