Worth Watching Stock AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc sold 910,072 shares as the company's stock rose 6.17% with the market. The company reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.04. Orbis Investment Management who had been investing in Abbvie Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $179.15 billion market cap company.

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Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc, which manages about $41.15 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO) by 1.17 million shares to 5.54M shares, valued at $249.25M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Gregg J. Powers decreased its stake in Blackstone Group Lp/The (BX) by 9.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ffcm LLC now owns 1,539 shares of the company's stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 963 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 2,733 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $293,000, down from 5,633 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Virtu Financial Llc who had been investing in Agrium Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.09B market cap company.

NYSE:ABBV) shares were trading lower by -3.16 percent ($-3.66) at $112.22 a piece in Wednesday's session.

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Shares of AbbVie (NYSE ABBV) traded down $1.17 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $115.17. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500. (NYSE:AGU), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Electronic Arts had 88 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. Alethea Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 26,585 shares. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 20 with "Hold". (NYSE:AZO) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $100 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 26. (NYSE:ABBV) on Monday, October 16 with "Buy" rating.

Among 13 analysts covering Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AbbVie from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by SEWELL D BRUCE on Monday, August 7. During the key period of last 5 years, Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) sales have annually surged 35.60% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 21.30%. BBY's profit would be $578.80M giving it 9.01 P/E if the $1.98 EPS is correct. M&R Capital Mngmt holds 0.07% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 2,714 shares. The Ivory Investment Management Lp holds 140,702 shares with $15.36M value, up from 129,211 last quarter. It also upped Us Foods Hldg Corp stake by 152,627 shares and now owns 822,474 shares. Alley Company Lc owns 42,086 shares or 1.36% of their USA portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 1,992 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,296 shares, and cut its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (NYSE:ACN). One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 20% are positive. AbbVie has a 1 year low of $60.05 and a 1 year high of $125.86. Susquehanna upgraded Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) on Thursday, January 12 to "Neutral" rating. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:ABBV) for 101,981 shares. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 28 with "Buy". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, July 20 by Credit Suisse. Cowen & Co maintained AbbVie Inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $63 target in Wednesday, April 19 report. (NYSE:PFE) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 31. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by TheStreet.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $39.31 million activity. Also, SVP Timothy J. Richmond sold 87,040 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. Shares of ABBV have uptrended 23.37% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved 17.15% in that time. Deutsche Bank initiated AbbVie Inc. GONZALEZ RICHARD A sold 193,131 shares worth $13.71M. SALEKI-GERHARDT AZITA sold 8,300 shares worth $705,655.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. PFE has a beta of 0.92 and ABBV's beta is 1.56. 132 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes. Orbis Allan Gray Ltd now owns 12,704,919 shares of the company's stock valued at $921,233,000 after buying an additional 3,340,038 shares in the last quarter. Armstrong Henry H Associate owns 0.4% invested in AbbVie Inc. Jolley Asset Mgmt Llc accumulated 1.12% or 18,534 shares. Mckinley Carter Wealth Svcs Incorporated owns 23,074 shares or 0.97% of their United States portfolio. 106.96 million shares or 0.83% less from 107.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 25,838 are owned by Ronna Sue Cohen. (NASDAQ:EA). Jump Trading Ltd accumulated 1,723 shares. Moreover, Westwood Group Incorporated has 0.01% invested in AbbVie Inc. Wellington Shields Mgmt Lc invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Best Buy Co., Inc.

Among 27 analysts covering Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold.

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