AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) insider Laura J. Schumacher sold 94,140 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.58, for a total value of $8,809,621.20. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 192,398 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,004,604.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE:ABBV traded down $3.37 during trading on Friday, reaching $86.96. 6,618,185 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,168,640. AbbVie Inc has a 12 month low of $77.50 and a 12 month high of $125.86. The stock has a market cap of $135.88 billion, a PE ratio of 15.53, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.70.

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.01 by $0.13. AbbVie had a return on equity of 2,006.63% and a net margin of 23.50%. The company had revenue of $8.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.41 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 17.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that AbbVie Inc will post 7.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 15th will be issued a dividend of $1.07 per share. This represents a $4.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 14th. This is a boost from AbbVie’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.96. AbbVie’s payout ratio is currently 68.57%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AbbVie by 0.8% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 118,762,307 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,232,540,000 after buying an additional 912,625 shares during the period. Capital International Investors boosted its stake in shares of AbbVie by 266.4% in the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 27,594,648 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,609,902,000 after buying an additional 20,063,435 shares during the period. Capital World Investors raised its position in AbbVie by 74.9% during the third quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 25,359,025 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,398,457,000 after purchasing an additional 10,858,432 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in AbbVie by 2.5% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 15,879,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,501,907,000 after purchasing an additional 382,597 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its position in AbbVie by 8.1% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 12,038,744 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,138,626,000 after purchasing an additional 904,274 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 69.85% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Bank of America boosted their price target on AbbVie from $105.00 to $107.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of AbbVie in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised AbbVie from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 1st. Credit Suisse Group set a $85.00 price target on AbbVie and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised AbbVie from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $103.68.

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About AbbVie

AbbVie Inc discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a therapy administered as an injection for autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA, an oral therapy for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, to treat adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C.

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