Opus Investment Management Inc buys $6 Million stake in AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) : Opus Investment Management Inc scooped up 20,000 additional shares in AbbVie Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 96,700 shares of AbbVie Inc which is valued at $6 Million.AbbVie Inc makes up approximately 1.15% of Opus Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cornerstone Capital boosted its stake in ABBV in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,490 additional shares and now holds a total of 236,114 shares of AbbVie Inc which is valued at $14.6 Million. AbbVie Inc makes up approx 3.25% of Cornerstone Capital’s portfolio.Wfg Advisors Lp reduced its stake in ABBV by selling 1,228 shares or 6.15% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,729 shares of ABBV which is valued at $1.2 Million. AbbVie Inc makes up approx 0.33% of Wfg Advisors Lp’s portfolio.Aviance Capital Partners boosted its stake in ABBV in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 730 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,735 shares of AbbVie Inc which is valued at $2.4 Million. AbbVie Inc makes up approx 0.86% of Aviance Capital Partners’s portfolio.Johnston Asset Management Corp reduced its stake in ABBV by selling 2,849 shares or 5.23% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 51,650 shares of ABBV which is valued at $3.2 Million. AbbVie Inc makes up approx 0.19% of Johnston Asset Management Corp’s portfolio.

AbbVie Inc opened for trading at $59.63 and hit $60.05 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $59.69, with a gain of 0.69% or 0.41 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,12,59,353 shares. Company has a market cap of $96,540 M.

On the company’s financial health, AbbVie Inc reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.14. The company had revenue of $5958.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5978.41 million. The company’s revenue was up 18.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on AbbVie Inc. Societe Generale Initiated AbbVie Inc on Apr 6, 2016 to “Sell”, Price Target of the shares are set at $47.Deutsche Bank Initiated AbbVie Inc on Mar 15, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $63.AbbVie Inc was Upgraded by Citigroup to ” Buy” on Feb 23, 2016.

AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie) is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops and markets therapies that address a range of diseases. The Company’s products are focused on treating conditions such as chronic autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis psoriasis and Crohn’s disease; hepatitis C (HCV); human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); endometriosis; thyroid disease; Parkinson’s disease; complications associated with chronic kidney disease and cystic fibrosis and other health conditions such as low testosterone. AbbVie also has a pipeline of new medicines including over 30 compounds or indications in Phase II or Phase III development across a range of medical specialties such as immunology virology/liver disease oncology renal disease neurological diseases and women’s health. The Company’s product portfolio includes HUMIRA HCV products Additional Virology products Metabolics/Hormones products Endocrinology products and other products.

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