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Abbott Labs Stock Symbol: ABT-N

Last Price Recorded: 42.8600 on 2014-07-31 01:14:01

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-07-08 PAST TOP PICK Christine Poole

(Top Pick July 9/13, Up 20.37%) Prefers to stay with this part of the business after the spin out.  This is where the growth is.  They have branded generics which are a growth area in emerging markets.  The just made an acquisition to increase presence in Latin America where pharma should double in the next 5 years.


Price:
$41.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 DON'T BUY Stan Wong

This one has outperformed the health care sector over the last few years.  Sees a 15% growth rate on the dividend, but it is low compared to others.  Prefers PFE-N.


Price:
$37.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2014-02-18 BUY Stuart Hinshelwood

Growth in large-cap pharmaceutical business is fairly anaemic. There are not a lot of great growth prospects. What he does like about this company is that they have a medical technology business, a nutritionals business as well as a traditional pharmaceutical business i.e. all the components of the healthcare sector. Feels there is some growth from an earnings perspective. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$38.930
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-02-07 BUY Michael Bowman

Is this a good time to get into health care stocks and what would you recommend? Likes Abbott Labs (ABT-N) very much. Spun off their pharmaceutical R&D business about 2 years ago and split themselves up into 4 different divisions. If looking at global healthcare companies, you can’t go wrong with something like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ-N). Products are cheap and they can easily raise costs. Also, likes Medtronics (MDT-N) which is a device manufacturer.


Price:
$37.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-02-04 PAST TOP PICK Christine Poole

(A Top Pick Feb 12/13. Up 7.44%.) Still likes this. Likes their branded pharmaceuticals division. Also, have diagnostics and nutritionals. Company increased their dividend by quite a large amount last quarter. Yield of about 2.5%. Trading at an attractive multiple.


Price:
$36.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-01-29 DON'T BUY Gordon Reid

Has really been falling. Results were a little mixed. Management was quite cautious and said the 2nd half was going to be a challenging time, partly because of difficult comparisons and partly because of the stronger US$. He just doesn’t see a catalyst and the price is a little too high for him.


Price:
$35.850
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-01-02 BUY Gordon Reid

A good stable company. Sold his holdings when they spun off their pharmaceutical division. They are now left with medical devices, nutritional business and their diagnostic business. Have a wonderful record of growing dividends over the years. Very steady and he feels it is underappreciated.


Price:
$38.230
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2013-12-23 COMMENT Barry Schwartz

Sold his holdings a few months ago in order to look for other opportunities. Valuations are a little too excessive for him. He prefers to buy in the 12-13 times earnings range. Doesn’t see growth in this one.


Price:
$38.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2013-12-09 TOP PICK Gavin Graham

Spun off drug side.  It is medical devices and has been one of the most consistent growers over the last decade.  Reasonably priced, 2.5% yield.


Price:
$37.200
Subject:
GLOBAL & NORTH AMERICAN LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2013-11-29 PAST TOP PICK Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick Nov 26/12. Up 24.63%.) There was a spin out of Abbvie (ABBV-N) from this company


Price:
$38.190
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2013-11-01 TOP PICK Stuart Hinshelwood

Bought this because he was looking to increase his exposure to healthcare. Not that expensive. Nice diverse portfolio. Good exposure, both in North America and outside. Could be $42 over 12 months.


Price:
$36.960
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2013-10-30 PAST TOP PICK Mohsin Bashir

(A Top Pick Nov 19/12. Up 25.37%.) Spun off their branded pharmaceutical business last year and he offloaded the AbVie (ABBV-N) component and kept this part that was more focused on medical devices and nutritions. Still likes. Increased their dividend by 57%. Most recent quarter showed that they had made 2 acquisitions on the medical devices side in cataract surgery equipment. 3.2% dividend yield.


Price:
$36.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2013-10-29 TOP PICK Christine Poole

Adult and infant nutritionals.  Generics, very emerging market focused, diversified.  Good earnings growth going forward.  Very shareholder friendly.  Increasing dividend should attract more shareholders. 


Price:
$37.280
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2013-10-10 PAST TOP PICK David Burrows

(Top Pick Oct 11/12, Up 2.37%) Did well with Abvie as well.  He sold ABT.


Price:
$33.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
No
2013-10-04 HOLD Gordon Reid

Sold his holdings before the spinoff of their pharmaceutical side into AbbVie (ABBV-N). They are left with the nutritional, diagnostics and medical devices. Trading at about 14 or 15 times earnings. Growing at 11%-13% per year. Very, very stable company and a great core position in your portfolio.


Price:
$33.560
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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