LLC Cuts Holdings in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)

Aviance Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Sanofi for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $101.02B market cap company. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability Company invested in 1.37 million shares or 0.67% of the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.26, for a total transaction of $1,726,656.58.

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Vantage Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Abbott Laboratories by 103.4% during the 2nd quarter. Churchill Management Corp acquired 8,787 shares as Abbott Labs Com (ABT)'s stock declined 3.42%. The institutional investor held 193,058 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.30M, up from 184,999 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Integrys Wealth Advisors Llc who had been investing in Abbott Labs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $111.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $63.64. Another trade for 1,220 shares valued at $71,970 was sold by Funck Robert E. 40,037 shares valued at $2.43 million were bought by STARKS DANIEL J on Tuesday, February 27.

Broderick Brian C lessened its holdings in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) by 7.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 18 insider sales for $34.16 million activity. Shares for $17,609 were sold by Watkin Jared. This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 2.82 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock. MANNING JOSEPH J also sold $84,344 worth of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) on Wednesday, February 28. 6,284 Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) shares with value of $375,381 were sold by Contreras Jaime. Barclays reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Abbott Laboratories in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Guardian Life Ins Of America holds 0.01% or 460 shares. It also reduced its holding in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) by 21,642 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.06M shares, and cut its stake in Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.48, from 1.67 in 2017Q2.

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Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Abbott Laboratories by 28.6% in the 2nd quarter. Moreover, First Interstate Savings Bank has 0.08% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT).

Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc decreased Sun Tr Banks Inc Com (NYSE:STI) stake by 5,184 shares to 87,643 valued at $5.24M in 2017Q3. Raymond James upgraded the shares of BHE in report on Friday, July 24 to "Outperform" rating. Perella Weinberg Ptnrs Capital Lp reported 32,579 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Wealthfront has 0.04% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 55,438 shares. Amalgamated Bancshares stated it has 6,743 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, July 10 report. Country Tru Commercial Bank holds 3,656 shares. Following the sale, the insider now owns 102,117 shares in the company, valued at $5,608,265.64. Asset Advsrs holds 113,465 shares or 1.08% of its portfolio. Marble Harbor Inv Counsel Limited Liability Company invested 2.75% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Therefore 72% are positive. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $45 target. Guggenheim maintained it with "Buy" rating and $68.0 target in Tuesday, January 2 report. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, August 15. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 4. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $52 target. Abbott Laboratories presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $65.47. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, June 30 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Abbott Laboratories from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. That puts the market capitalization at $2.68 bln. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Thursday, August 4.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 17 investors sold Benchmark Electronics, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans reported 14,420 shares stake. About 461,147 shares traded or 18.84% up from the average. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Incorporated reported 286,132 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 152,343 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,573,234.12. 599,421 are held by Kornitzer Mngmt Ks. 794,086 were accumulated by California Public Employees Retirement System. Invesco Ltd, a Georgia-based fund reported 170,226 shares. Sterling Lc holds 43,355 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. 15,050 are held by Citadel Ltd Liability. (NASDAQ:GPRO). 680,700 are owned by Fuller & Thaler Asset Incorporated. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.03% in Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) for 12,606 shares. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 15 Buy, 1 Overweight, 0 Sell, 7 Hold and 0 Underweight. Sanofi-aventis Sa had 25 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Underperform" on Monday, October 10. The stock of Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained BJ's Restaurants, Inc. The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:GIS) on Thursday, June 30 with "Sell" rating. JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and $60 target.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $200,678 activity. $162,091 worth of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) rating on Friday, December 22. $37.84M worth of stock was sold by MARTIRE FRANK R on Friday, February 23.

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