Asset Advisors Corp Lowers stake in Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) : Asset Advisors Corp reduced its stake in Abbott Laboratories by 4.42% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 131,975 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $5,932,276 after selling 6,100 shares in Abbott Laboratories , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016.Abbott Laboratories makes up approximately 1.23% of Asset Advisors Corp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Barton Investment Management reduced its stake in ABT by selling 6,734 shares or 42.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,994 shares of ABT which is valued at $404,280. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.14% of Barton Investment Management’s portfolio.Graybill Bartz Assoc Ltd reduced its stake in ABT by selling 805 shares or 2.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 31,787 shares of ABT which is valued at $1,355,716. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 1.20% of Graybill Bartz Assoc Ltd’s portfolio.Physicians Financial Services boosted its stake in ABT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 266 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,897 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $290,295. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.25% of Physicians Financial Services’s portfolio.Gateway Investment Advisers boosted its stake in ABT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,008 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,271,318 shares of Abbott Laboratories which is valued at $53,357,216. Abbott Laboratories makes up approx 0.45% of Gateway Investment Advisers’s portfolio.

Abbott Laboratories closed down -0.24 points or -0.53% at $45.02 with 76,57,947 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $45.06, the shares hit an intraday low of $44.88 and an intraday high of $45.41 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Abbott Laboratories reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.53. The company had revenue of $5333.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5244.94 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories was Upgraded by Edward Jones to ” Buy” on Jun 21, 2016.

Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) is engaged in the discovery development manufacture and sale of a range of health care products. Abbott operates in four business segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products Diagnostic Products Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment includes the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Diagnostic Products segment includes the sales of a line of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Nutritional Products includes the sales of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks hospitals commercial laboratories and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products includes the sales of coronary endovascular structural heart vessel closure and other medical device products.

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