Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

$1.43 EPS Expected for AbbVie Inc (ABBV) This Quarter


About 6.63M shares traded or 64.09% up from the average. (NYSE:ABBV) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "What to Expect From AbbVie Inc.in 2018" on December 15, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "AbbVie's risankizumab successful in fourth late-stage psoriasis study" published on December 04, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "AbbVie Raises Dividend 11%..." It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500. The New York-based Maltese Capital Management Llc has invested 0.82% in the stock. Salem Capital Management Inc bought 10,325 shares as the company's stock declined 8.50% while stock markets rallied. (NYSE:GMED). Aperio Group Inc Incorporated Lc reported 0.01% stake. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $51.59. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Buckingham Asset Management Llc, which manages about $6.11 billion and $425.74M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (SCZ) by 25,559 shares to 327,257 shares, valued at $18.93 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in First Midwest Bancorp Del (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 34,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 120,705 shares, and cut its stake in British Amern Tob Plc (NYSEMKT:BTI).

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $22.93 million activity. Insiders sold 268,825 shares of company stock worth $25,186,090 over the last ninety days. (NYSE:MRK) shares are down more than -3.33% this year and recently decreased -0.28% or -$0.16 to settle at $56.91. Gosebruch Henry O had sold 18,300 shares worth $1.66M. We'll use EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI) to measure this., compared to an EBITDA margin of 40.46% for AbbVie Inc. Therefore 52% are positive. Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and set a $94.00 target price on shares of AbbVie in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Jlb & Associate holds 1.11% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) on Monday, October 31 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Friday, July 28. Citigroup maintained 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) rating on Wednesday, July 26. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of AbbVie in the second quarter worth $115,000. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 16. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $6600 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Monday, May 29.


With 1.55 times PEG and considering anticipated growth factors gives investors a relative trade-off.at sector average PEG at 2.66 current levels seem to be indications of bargain in terms of to current levels. The company reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.02. It fall, as 55 investors sold ABBV shares while 581 reduced holdings. Hudock Capital Group LLC raised its stake in shares of AbbVie by 109.5% during the 2nd quarter. Gateway Advisory Ltd Liability Co owns 0.54% invested in AbbVie Inc.

On the earnings to Price growth of the ABBV per share earnings solid at a positive of 15.60%. 127,656 are owned by Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability. Cowen reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $95.00 target price (up from $70.00) on shares of AbbVie in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Moreover, Sarissa Cap Mgmt Lp has 0.24% invested in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Clinton Gru owns 55,912 shares. Ent Serv invested in 19,081 shares or 0.69% of the stock. 7,821 were accumulated by Df Dent. Bollard Group LLC now owns 3,764 shares of the company's stock valued at $273,000 after buying an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. Spectrum Management Group holds 0.77% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 58 shares. Diversified Trust holds 0.07% or 12,465 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:ABBV) on Thursday, September 28. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $155.57 billion market cap company. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Abbvie Inc has $110.0 highest and $6 lowest target. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, March 10 report. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $3300 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, December 5. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 14 report. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, December 1. FinnCap maintained the shares of SAV in report on Monday, October 2 with "Corporate" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, July 17 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. 111 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. Atwood & Palmer Inc. now owns 2,150 shares of the company's stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:ABBV). Modera Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 3,744 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Clearbridge Limited Liability Com has invested 0.21% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Diligent Invsts Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 9,054 shares. Ent Fincl reported 112 shares stake. Fdx Advsr holds 142,940 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Bridges Invest Counsel, Nebraska-based fund reported 191,149 shares. Wellington Management Gp Llp accumulated 5.33M shares. Colonial Trust Advsr accumulated 10,154 shares. Tower Research (Trc) owns 2 shares. Banced Corp reported 37,975 shares. Quebec - Canada-based Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.05% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Investors of record on Friday, January 12th will be issued a $0.71 dividend.

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