Eye Catching Stock: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

(NYSE:ABBV). Cornerstone Limited Liability Company accumulated 14,435 shares or 0.05% of the stock. The institutional investor held 343,700 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $24.92M, down from 606,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fulton Bank sold 6,491 shares as Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)'s stock rose 2.14%. The stock decreased 3.22% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $13.38.

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) has an annual dividend of $2.84, while its annual dividend yield is 2.98%. It has outperformed by 24.08% the S&P500. The California-based Kcm Inv Llc has invested 0.71% in AbbVie Inc. Schumacher Laura J sold 79,800 shares worth $5.59 million.

In other news, SVP Azita Saleki-Gerhardt sold 8,300 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. Winslow Capital Mgmt Limited Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc.

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) closed at $41.44 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly 3.29% since the beginning of this year. About 4.60 million shares traded or 62.80% up from the average. (NYSE:ABBV). Zwj Counsel invested in 0.19% or 33,541 shares. It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.21 EPS. QCOM's profit will be $1.14B for 21.04 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. They expect $1.43 earnings per share, up 19.17 % or $0.23 from last year's $1.2 per share. (NYSE:ABBV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "AbbVie Raises Dividend 11%..."

Walleye Trading Llc, which manages about $16.31B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:AMD) by 1.79 million shares to 2.16 million shares, valued at $26.94 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI) by 38,851 shares in the quarter, for a total of 49,751 shares, and has risen its stake in Level 3 Communications Inc (Put) (NYSE:LVLT).

Among 21 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Mizuho has "Hold" rating and $118.0 target. (NYSE:ABBV) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 15. The rating was initiated by Societe Generale on Wednesday, April 6 with "Sell". ValuEngine downgraded AbbVie from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. That's a potential 3.91 increase relative to where AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to report earnings on January, 26. The company has a market cap of $106.17 billion, a PE ratio of 17.29 and a beta of 1.57. After $1.41 actual earnings per share reported by AbbVie Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.42% EPS growth.

Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $8.79 million activity. (NYSE:ABBV) or 45,800 shares. While talking about Performance of the Stock, AbbVie Inc. now has a Weekly performance of -0.01%, monthly performance percentage is 3.36 percent, Quarterly performance is 23.83 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 38.78% and Yearly Performance is 56.77 percent. Therefore 52% are positive. Deutsche Bank upgraded AbbVie Inc. Cowen & Co downgraded AbbVie Inc. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $70.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Scotia Capital maintained The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSE:TD) rating on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy" on Monday, October 16. Texas-based Fruth Investment Mngmt has invested 1.26% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). 1.38M were accumulated by Agf. Also, insider Henry O. Gosebruch sold 18,300 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th.

AbbVie Inc (AbbVie) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 20 with "Hold". During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:ABBV) price has been as high as $98.52 and as low as $58.8. (NYSE:ABBV). 81,633 are owned by Iberiabank. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 2.60, current ratio was 2.70, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.41 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0.00, while Payout ratio is 23.60%. (NYSE:ABBV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "AbbVie's risankizumab successful in fourth late-stage psoriasis study" published on December 04, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 45: AbbVie" with publication date: November 22, 2017. "What Now?" on December 04, 2017. Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC purchased a new position in shares of AbbVie in the first quarter worth about $108,000.

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