|Bid||459.42 x 1100|
|Ask||463.69 x 900|
|Day's range||461.10 - 470.79|
|52-week range||320.35 - 509.23|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.87|
|PE ratio (TTM)||25.51|
|Earnings date||13 Apr 2022 - 18 Apr 2022|
|Forward dividend & yield||5.80 (1.26%)|
|Ex-dividend date||03 Dec 2021|
|1y target est||526.19|
Abbott is a major pharmaceutical company best known for its medical devices, diagnostics, and pediatric and adult nutritional products -- think Pedialyte or Similac. This year, it's being crowned as a dividend king -- meaning the company has increased its annual dividend for 50 consecutive years. Excluding COVID-testing-related sales, Abbott still boasts a nearly 12% increase over pre-pandemic 2019 sales for the quarter.
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