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January 22, 2013
15:11 EDTABTEarnings Preview: Abbott's Q4 will be last to include proprietary pharma
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is scheduled to report Q4 earnings before the market open on Wednesday January 23, with a conference call scheduled for 9:00 am ET. Abbott is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of health care products worldwide. The company recently separated its proprietary pharmaceutical business into AbbVie, an independent company... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.50 on revenue of $10.58B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.47-$1.53 on revenue of $10.40B-$10.76B... LAST QUARTER: Abbott reported Q3 EPS of $1.30 against estimates of $1.28 on revenue of $9.77B against estimates of $9.93B. On its Q3 earnings conference call the company said it was too early to give FY13 guidance... STREET RESEARCH: On January 11, Barclays initiated Abbott with an Equal Weight and a $35 price target. Earlier in January, Deutsche Bank downgraded Abbott to Hold from Buy with a $33 price target citing valuation following the spin-off of AbbVie, while Wells Fargo in a research note on January 2 said Abbott shares are attractive following the spin-off, citing significant margin expansion opportunities. Wells Fargo gave a valuation range on Abbott shares of $33-$34 to reflect the spin-off... PRICE ACTION: Shares of Abbott traded in an upward trajectory in 2012 from approximately $56.50 to a high of approximately $72 reached in mid-October. Abbott has traded in a range of approximately $31.64 to $33.88 since the company announced the completion of the spin-off on January 2.
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October 23, 2014
06:22 EDTABTMylan, Abbott enter into amendment, still see deal closing in 1Q15
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October 22, 2014
09:24 EDTABTAbbott says on track for another year of double digit adjusted EPS growth
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09:21 EDTABTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dow Chemical (DOW), up 3.7%... iRobot (IRBT), up 12%... Six Flags (SIX), up 13%... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), up 2%... Broadcom (BRCM), up 7%... Boston Scientific (BSX), up 4.3%... Abbott (ABT), up 1.8%... Yahoo! (YHOO), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Blue Earth (BBLU), up 26.4% after CEO says statements in Seeking Alpha blog are "false and misleading."... GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), up 5.4% after Epidiolex receives orphan designation from EMA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: 3D Systems (DDD), down 15%... Biogen (BIIB), down 7%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), down 13.4%... Norfolk Southern (NSC), down 3%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 8.8%. ALSO LOWER: Nanosphere (NSPH), down 33% after filing secondary, reporting preliminary Q3 revenue... Himax Technologies (HIMX), down 16% after announcing that Google (GOOG) will not exercise an additional investment option in the company... Cree (CREE), down 10.5%, downgraded at DA Davidson and Canaccord following the company's Q1 earnings results... Ocwen Financial (OCN), down 7% after downgraded to Hold at Evercore, downgraded to Neutral at BofA Merrill Lynch... VMware (VMW), down 7.8%, downgraded at Nomura and Raymond James following the company's Q3 results.
09:16 EDTABTAbbott sees Q4 reported sales growth in high single digits
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09:14 EDTABTAbbott sees FY14 operational sales growth in the mid single digits
Sees foreign exchange to have negative impact of approx. 2% on FY reported sales, somewhat more negative than previous expectations. Sees FY14 reported sales growth in low to mid single digits. Sees FY gross margin ratio about 55% of sales. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call.
08:04 EDTABTAbbott raises FY14 adjusted EPS view to $2.25-$2.27 from $2.19-$2.29
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07:37 EDTABTAbbott sees Q4 EPS excl items 68c-70c, consensus 70c
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07:36 EDTABTAbbott reports Q3 Nutrition revenue $1.79B, Q3 Diagnostics revenue $1.19B
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07:34 EDTABTAbbott reports Q3 EPS 62c, consensus 59c
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October 21, 2014
15:35 EDTABTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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07:44 EDTABTAbbott volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 15, 2014
10:48 EDTABTShire tanks with AbbVie calling board meeting over merger
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