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Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

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108.58-0.42 (-0.39%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

108.09 -0.49 (-0.45%)
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Previous Close109.00
Open108.89
Bid108.09 x 1100
Ask108.50 x 1000
Day's Range108.33 - 109.75
52 Week Range61.61 - 114.20
Volume4,518,049
Avg. Volume5,165,018
Market Cap192.244B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.91
PE Ratio (TTM)57.42
EPS (TTM)1.89
Earnings DateJan 20, 2021 - Jan 25, 2021
Forward Dividend & Yield1.44 (1.32%)
Ex-Dividend DateOct 14, 2020
1y Target Est116.47
  • Benzinga

    Unusual Options Activity Insight: Abbott Laboratories

    On Tuesday, shares of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved down to $108.88. * Sentiment: BEARISH * Option Type: SWEEP * Trade Type: CALL * Expiration Date: 2020-10-30 * Strike Price: $110.00 * Volume: 612 * Open Interest: 1115Three Indications Of Unusual Options Activity Exceptionally large volume (compared to historical averages) is one reason for which options market activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of contracts traded over a given time period. Open interest is the number of unsettled contracts that have been traded but not yet closed by either counterparty. In other words, open interest represents the quantity of contracts that individual parties have written but not yet found a counterparty for (i.e. a buyer finding a seller, or a seller finding a buyer).Another indicator of unusual options activity is the trading of a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally increases the potential for it to grow its time value and reach its strike price. It is important to consider time value because it represents the difference between the strike price and the value of the underlying asset."Out of the money" contracts are unusual because they are purchased with a strike price far from the underlying asset price. "Out of the money" occurs when the underlying price is under the strike price on a call option, or above the strike price on a put option. Buyers and sellers try to take advantage of a large profit margin in these instances because they are expecting the value of the underlying asset to change dramatically in the future.Understanding Sentiment Options are "bullish" when a call is purchased at/near ask price or a put is sold at/near bid price. Options are "bearish" when a call is sold at/near bid price or a put is bought at/near ask price.These observations are made without knowing the investor's true intent by purchasing these options contracts. The activity is suggestive of these strategies, but an observer cannot be sure if a bettor is playing the contract outright or if the options bettor is hedging a large underlying position in common stock. For the latter case, bullish options activity may be less meaningful than the exposure a large investor has on their short position in common stock.Trading Options With These Strategies Unusual options activity is an advantageous strategy that may greatly reward an investor if they are highly skilled, but for the less experienced trader, it should remain as another tool to make an educated investment decision while taking other observations into account.For more information to understand options alerts, visit https://pro.benzinga.help/en/articles/1769505-how-do-i-understand-options-alertsSee more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * A Look Into Abbott's Debt * Recap: Abbott Laboratories Q3 Earnings(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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    European countries are looking at buying millions of COVID-19 rapid tests mostly from Roche and Abbott, an EU document shows, as global production of the tests is stretched by a surge in infections. Antigen tests are a quicker alternative to the more common molecular PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing kits.

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