Zevin Asset Management LLC maintained its stake in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,753 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Zevin Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Abbott Laboratories were worth $328,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Winfield Associates Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,382 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 89 shares in the last quarter. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Abbott Laboratories during the 2nd quarter valued at $127,000. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 349.0% during the 2nd quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 2,694 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 2,094 shares in the last quarter. Motco boosted its holdings in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 213.7% during the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 2,880 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 1,962 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Burt Wealth Advisors boosted its holdings in shares of Abbott Laboratories by 14.4% during the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 3,181 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. 70.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently commented on ABT shares. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a report on Sunday, September 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Abbott Laboratories from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Abbott Laboratories from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.81.

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In other Abbott Laboratories news, insider Jaime Contreras sold 52,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.97, for a total transaction of $2,738,819.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 58,739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,052,665.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Daniel Gesua Sive Salvadori sold 96,603 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.21, for a total transaction of $5,430,054.63. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 142,082 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,986,429.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 282,920 shares of company stock worth $15,389,766 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.76% of the company’s stock.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) opened at $55.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a current ratio of 2.69. The stock has a market cap of $96,707.79, a PE ratio of 23.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.06. Abbott Laboratories has a one year low of $37.38 and a one year high of $56.69.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The healthcare product maker reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $6.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.72 billion. Abbott Laboratories had a net margin of 8.37% and a return on equity of 13.98%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Abbott Laboratories will post 2.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th were paid a dividend of $0.265 per share. This represents a $1.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 12th. Abbott Laboratories’s dividend payout ratio is currently 83.47%.

About Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a range of healthcare products. The Company operates through four segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. Its Established Pharmaceutical Products include a range of branded generic pharmaceuticals manufactured around the world and marketed and sold outside the United States.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)

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