Abbott Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 111.48  0.99  0.90%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your highly speculative risk level, our recommendation regarding Abbott Laboratories is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Abbott Laboratories buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding ABT positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Abbott Laboratories' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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Current Valuation


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Economic Sensitivity

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For the selected time horizon Abbott Laboratories has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0692, Jensen Alpha of 0.0043, Total Risk Alpha of (0.015374), Sortino Ratio of 0.0023 and Treynor Ratio of 0.0757
Macroaxis provides advice on Abbott Laboratories to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Abbott Laboratories. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Abbott Laboratories is not overpriced, please confirm all Abbott Laboratories fundamentals, including its current valuation, revenue, current ratio, as well as the relationship between the number of shares shorted and cash and equivalents . Given that Abbott Laboratories has a price to earning of 27.11 X, we suggest you to validate Abbott Laboratories market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Abbott Laboratories Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Abbott Laboratories has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Over 76.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Abbott Labs Dividend Strength Is Top Notch - Seeking Alpha

Abbott Laboratories current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Abbott analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Abbott analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price127.91
Target Median Price128.00
Target High Price158.50
Recommendation Mean2.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions19
Target Low Price95.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Abbott Laboratories Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Abbott Laboratories' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Abbott Laboratories' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Abbott Laboratories stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Abbott Laboratories price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Abbott Laboratories returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Abbott Laboratories stock.
Mean Return0.08Value At Risk-2.61
Potential Upside2.72Standard Deviation1.58
   Return Density   
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Abbott Laboratories historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Abbott Laboratories Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(1.14 B)(1.39 B)(1.64 B)(2.18 B)(1.89 B)(2.03 B)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion3.02 B3.28 B3.01 B3.33 B3.54 B3.34 B
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(9.21 B)(5.56 B)16 M2.98 B2.96 B3.19 B
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(8.44 B)(6 M)(122 M)16 M(53 M)(57.18 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares233 M33 M(420 M)(158 M)(2.04 B)(2.1 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(2.94 B)(8.45 B)(1.6 B)(50 M)(248 M)(254.53 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(1.85 B)(1.97 B)(2.27 B)(2.56 B)(3.2 B)(3.45 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(5.28 B)(10.39 B)(4.29 B)(2.78 B)(5.49 B)(5.64 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(9.62 B)(1.36 B)(1.81 B)(2.21 B)(2.01 B)(2.17 B)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals(81 M)(58 M)(82 M)(73 M)(96 M)(103.58 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations5.57 B6.3 B6.14 B7.9 B10.53 B9.12 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash116 M(116 M)(16 M)71 M(70 M)(75.53 M)
Share Based Compensation406 M477 M519 M546 M640 M574.42 M

Abbott Laboratories Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Abbott Laboratories or Healthcare sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Abbott Laboratories stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Abbott stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.99
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.0021

Abbott Laboratories Volatility Alert

Abbott Laboratories has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.19 and kurtosis of -0.1. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Abbott Laboratories to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Abbott Laboratories' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Abbott Laboratories' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Abbott Laboratories Implied Volatility

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Abbott Laboratories Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Abbott Laboratories' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Abbott Laboratories' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Abbott Laboratories and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Abbott Laboratories or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Abbott Laboratories' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Abbott Laboratories by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAbbott LaboratoriesPeer Average
Return On Equity22.26 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset8.56 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin18.78 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin22.96 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation199.77 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding1.77 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.73 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions75.55 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted14.22 M4.71 M
Price to Earning27.11 X28.72 X
Price to Book5.61 X9.51 X
Price to Sales4.24 X11.42 X
Revenue45.55 B9.43 B
Gross Profit25.01 B27.38 B
EBITDA13.83 B3.9 B
Net Income8.53 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents8.16 B2.7 B
Cash per Share4.66 X5.01 X
Total Debt17.12 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.48 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.85 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share19.47 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations9.96 B971.22 M
Short Ratio2.64 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share4.03 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.99 X4.89 X
Number of Employees113 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization193.19 B19.03 B
Total Asset41.25 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings26.88 B9.33 B
Working Capital4.97 B1.48 B
Current Asset14.15 B9.34 B
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Abbott Laboratories Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Abbott . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution27494.82
Daily Balance Of Power0.9083
Rate Of Daily Change1.01
Day Median Price110.99
Day Typical Price111.15
Price Action Indicator0.99

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables5.42 B6.41 B6.49 B6.57 B
Inventories4.32 B5.01 B5.16 B4.21 B

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Is Abbott Laboratories' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Abbott Laboratories. If investors know Abbott will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Abbott Laboratories listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
Market Capitalization
193.5 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
Return On Equity
The market value of Abbott Laboratories is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Abbott that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Abbott Laboratories' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Abbott Laboratories' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Abbott Laboratories' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Abbott Laboratories' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Abbott Laboratories' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Abbott Laboratories value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Abbott Laboratories' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.