As of May 23, 2023, AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has received an average recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the seventeen research firms covering the stock, according to Bloomberg reports. Out of the seventeen research firms, seven have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, while five and one have given a buy recommendation and a strong buy recommendation to the company, respectively.
AbbVie Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and sale of pharmaceutical products. With a focus on treating chronic autoimmune diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology, and dermatology, as well as oncology ranging from blood cancers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AbbVie works across various health sectors.
In recent months, several large investors made notable changes to their positions in ABBV. O Dell Group LLC ramped up its position in shares of AbbVie by 108.7% during Q3 – now owning 192 shares worth $26k after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Kalos Management Inc. acquired a new position in AbbVie valued at $26k during Q1 while Red Tortoise LLC purchased a new position valued around $27k just last quarter.
Overall, institutional investors and hedge funds own approximately 67.71% of ABBV’s stocks at present – resulting in increased market influence through informed decision-making by relevant stakeholders within those entities.
According to data collected within the last year from brokers who have covered ABBV’s stocks, an average price target for one-year is set at $164.00 providing current or potential shareholders opportunities for both stability and growth over time.
Investors should monitor ABBV’s activity regarding new product development initiatives or ventures due to industry regulations affecting pharma companies both domestically and internationally- but can still rely on AbbVie’s reputation as a consistent performer in the healthcare market.
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AbbVie, Inc is one of the leading research-based biopharmaceutical companies in the world. The company has been committed to developing and selling pharmaceutical products that cater to a wide range of medical conditions. AbbVie’s areas of expertise include rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, oncology, virology, hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Parkinson’s disease, thyroid disease, cystic fibrosis and others.
As per reports from SVB Leerink on May 23rd, shares of AbbVie were raised from an “underperform” rating to “market perform.” The research firm also increased its price target for the company from $135 to $153. Similarly, Barclays boosted the price target on AbbVie shares from $155 to $160 in a note dated April 12th. On the other hand, Guggenheim decreased their price target on shares of AbbVie from $172 to $171 and Argus downgraded AbbVie from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report dated April 5th.
In terms of insider trading activity at AbbVie Inc., EVP Perry C. Siatis sold more than 3,520 shares of the company’s stock on April 3rd at an average price of $160 per share and CFO Scott T. Reents sold over 15k shares in early March for over $2 million dollars. Throughout the quarter ending on May 23rd, insiders sold over 128k shares valued at nearly $20 million.
AbbVie stock opened at $144.90 and had a one year low of $134.09 while maintaining its high at approximately $168 per share as of May 23rd this year. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.46 with quick ratios consisting of less than 1. The 50-day moving average of the company stands at $155, while its 200-day moving average is $155.09. AbbVie has a market cap of over $255 billion with a PE ratio of 34.26, P/E/G ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.58.
Last month, the company posted impressive earnings result, with analysts expecting earnings per share (EPS) to be around $2.44 while AbbVie reported $2.46 for Q1 financial results – beating the estimates by approximately two cents per share. The company’s revenue for this quarter was recorded at $12.23 billion compared to analyst’s expected revenue of the same figure.
In conclusion, the future looks bright for AbbVie Inc., especially with its accomplishments in treating chronic autoimmune diseases in rheumatology and gastroenterology therapies along with promising research on Parkinson’s disease and other medical conditions”. Despite fluctuations in price targets and insider activity during recent months, investors interested in AbbVie should continue to monitor this company that has demonstrated strong growth potential in various sectors within biopharmaceuticals industry leading up to May 2023 as it moves forward into the future with cutting-edge products and treatments in development.