Abbott Laboratories (ABT) experienced unusually high volume on Jan. 28, as the stock lost 9.27% to a closing price of $36.72. The stock saw 19.66 million shares trade hands over the course of the day on 115,843 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 6.97 million shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.
Abbott Laboratories has a P/B ratio of 2.6. It also has a P/E ratio of 13.5. The stock has traded between $51.74 and $39.00 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $43.45, and its 200-day SMA $45.44.
Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures and sells health care products. Its products include branded generic pharmaceuticals manufactured internationally, marketed and sold outside the United States.
Headquartered in Abbott Park, IL, Abbott Laboratories has 77,000 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Miles D. White.
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