Kraft's spinoff yielded 17% more capital gain for all shareholders. ABT will do no difference. I like to spinoff more to fully enpower baby ABTs, let them grow freely without any corporate #$%$. In terms of dividends, keep one CORE payer, that will be good. HPQ will be the next. The spirit of capitalist is competition not politicial nonsenses. It all focuses on net cash inflows to the balance sheet.
Becoming a pure player generates less political diversion and make it focus more on its core business. Do they usually release a splitted balance sheet for shareholders analyzes before the actual spin off?