abt split 2 for 1 at the end of may 1998 and the price post split was 37 3/32. as of last friday it was at 44 11/16. that is almost a gain of 7 1/2 per share. that shows a gain of 20% +. i know it was much higher earlier (almost to 53) but it seems to have been brought down as the drug sector came down. I have been an abt share holder since 1976.and am certinately not disapointed as it maybe slow but it is always steady.