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Apg Asset Management Nv Has Lowered Its Abbott Labs (ABT) Stake; Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO)’s Sentiment Is 1.89

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser microfabrication solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $663.47 million. It provides printed circuit boards, including laser via drilling systems for electrical interconnect applications; micro via drilling technology that addresses the changing applications in integrated circuit packages, multichip modules, and high density interconnect circuit boards; and ultraviolet laser processing systems comprising single-beam and multi-beam systems. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers semiconductor manufacturing products comprising wafer marking equipment for use in serialization and wafer identification; wafer and circuit trim tools that adjust the electrical performance of semiconductor devices or hybrid circuits; and liquid crystal display repair tools; and laser LCD repair systems to enhance the manufacture of flat panel displays.

Apg Asset Management Nv decreased Abbott Labs (ABT) stake by 21.25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Apg Asset Management Nv sold 565,151 shares as Abbott Labs (ABT)’s stock declined 3.42%. The Apg Asset Management Nv holds 2.09M shares with $101.78M value, down from 2.66M last quarter. Abbott Labs now has $96.51B valuation. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.505 during the last trading session, reaching $55.445. About 3.30M shares traded. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 1.46% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for 455,834 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc owns 1.04 million shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Essex Investment Management Co Llc has 0.24% invested in the company for 200,958 shares. The Montana-based D.A. Davidson & Co. has invested 0.17% in the stock. Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 840,145 shares.

The stock decreased 3.46% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $19.81. About 401,483 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) has risen 19.94% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Analysts await Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 272.41% or $0.79 from last year’s $-0.29 per share. ESIO’s profit will be $16.75 million for 9.91 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 316.67% EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Abbott Laboratories had 87 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ABT in report on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, January 29 by William Blair. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) rating on Monday, June 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $5400 target. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 1 with “Outperform”. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 17 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, March 15 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 69 investors sold ABT shares while 545 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 441 raised stakes. 1.22 billion shares or 0.83% more from 1.21 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Legal & General Gp Public Ltd Co reported 8.65M shares. 340,629 are held by Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher. Private Harbour Inv Mgmt & Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 44,995 shares. Centurylink Investment Mngmt Company holds 0.27% or 16,212 shares in its portfolio. Birch Hill Ltd reported 21,056 shares. Moreover, Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.24% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). 527,130 are held by Westpac Banking. Ntv Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.68% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 2.47 million shares. Pinnacle has 69,109 shares. Moreover, Beach Investment Counsel Pa has 1.51% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Fincl Engines Advsr Ltd reported 154,062 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Regal Investment Limited Liability stated it has 0.07% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Ins Company owns 1.2% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 27,200 shares. Northwest Inv Counselors Limited Liability invested in 27,361 shares.

Analysts await Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 12.31% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.65 per share. ABT’s profit will be $1.27 billion for 18.99 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual earnings per share reported by Abbott Laboratories for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.61% EPS growth.

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