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Johnson & Johnson makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener as of Sep. 10, the following healthcare stocks are popular among gurus.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market cap of $391.21 billion. Its revenue of $80.5 billion has increased 2.90% over the past 10 years.

The company is held by 30 gurus, including Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% of outstanding shares, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.09%.

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As of Sep. 10, the stock

167 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-09-10 15:29
Products give instant results and don't require a lab or equipment

A prominent Harvard epidemiologist and expert in disease testing thinks a cheap, daily, do-it-yourself test can be as effective as a vaccine at cutting coronavirus transmission, according to an article in the Harvard Gazette. Right now, such a test is the best bet for helping society return to some semblance of normal, said Michal Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

One company seeking to provide a pair of tests that give instant results and can be done without equipment or a lab is OraSure Technologies Inc. (OSUR). The

322 Views    Barry Cohen    2020-09-08 22:04
Nasdaq down -0.34%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,492.27 on Thursday with a gain of 160.35 points or 0.57%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,484.55 for a gain of 5.82 points or 0.17%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 11,625.34 for a loss of 39.72 points or -0.34%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 24.47 for a gain of 1.20 points or 5.16%.

Thursday's Market Movers

The S&P 500 closed at another new high Thursday, but the Nasdaq ended lower. Financials and real estate led the day's gains. Semiconductors and consumer discretionary led losses.

Investors were watching a highly anticipated speech

15 Views    Julie Young    2020-08-28 13:57
US Markets green, NetApp reported stronger-than-expected results

US Markets

U.S. stocks were in the green on Thursday morning, with the Dow advancing strong. The Dow gained more than 200 points to 28,570, the S&P 500 index gained 0.40% to 3,492 and the Nasdaq Composite Index was down 0.06% to 11,656.

The Federal Open Market Committee announced today that it has approved changes to its strategy, and in a statement, it said that it has adopted an "average inflation target" of "moderately" above 2% for "some time."

Gainers

• Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

• Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH)

• Carnival Corp (CCL)

• Delta Air Lines

82 Views    Omar Venerio    2020-08-27 15:10
During same 10-year period, Eisai and Abbott were worst performers in measure

Among the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, Novo Nordisk (NVO) and Roche (RHHBY) had the highest returns on invested capital during the period from 2011 to 2019, according to a report from the Westhealth Policy Center. At the other end of the spectrum were Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and Easai Co. (TSE:4523).

In simplest terms, ROIC is a profitability ratio that indicates just how efficient a company is turning capital into profit. It measures the return that an investment generates for those who have provided capital (i.e., bondholders and stockholders).

ROIC can be important to investors because it is a key

106 Views    Barry Cohen    2020-07-28 20:35
Building protections for new cancer drug, just as it did with Humira

Chicago-area pharmaceutical giant AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) is following the same winning strategy with its new cancer treatment that it did with its drug Humira, which is forecast to reach record-shattering cumulative sales of $240 billion by 2024.

Its plan? Build an impenetrable wall around the new Imbruvica, which is used to treat B cell cancers, via creative—some would say manipulative—use of the patent system.

AbbVie has become known as the master builder of patent walls, according to an article in Endpoints. “Its work on Humira has been both legendary and extraordinarily controversial, encircling a cash cow that can

301 Views    Barry Cohen    2020-07-24 21:11
Nasdaq up 16% for the year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,671.95 on Friday with a loss of 62.76 points or -0.23%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,224.73 for a gain of 9.16 points or 0.28%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,503.19 for a gain of 29.36 points or 0.28%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 25.68 for a loss of 2.32 points or -8.29%.

For the week, the Dow Jones was up 2.3%, the S&P 500 was up 1.2% and the Nasdaq was down -1.1%. For the year, the Nasdaq has a gain of 16%, the S&P 500 is hovering around 0%

18 Views    Julie Young    2020-07-17 22:18
We have publicly tracked our portfolio since 2015, which has beaten the S&P 500 in terms of total return over this period of time. Most importantly, dividend income continues to grow

The portfolio that my wife and I are building has been publicly tracked since 2015 on a different platform. As this is the first posting of our portfolio’s performance on GuruFocus, I would like to give some background information about us and our investment goals and strategies.

Investment goals and strategies

We have nicknamed our portfolio “The March to Freedom” because we believe that investing is a long game and that there are no short-term solutions to creating a portfolio that can be used to pay for retirement.

Our portfolio consists of our Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and a workplace

143 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-07-07 18:42
Stock of San Diego-based medical device company hits one-year high

Two leaders in the diabetes market are teaming up to provide a better way to administer insulin to patients.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (TNDM) have finalized an agreement to marry their respective continuous glucose monitors and digital insulin delivery systems, according to an article in FierceBiotech. The companies will also work together to market the system.

The announcement helped push the shares of San Diego-based Tandem to a one-year high of nearly $106, more than doubling its 52-week low.

Abbott’s stock is up several dollars since the partnership was announced, but it’s unlikely the deal drove

112 Views    Barry Cohen    2020-07-06 19:03
Fund adds two new holdings and sells out of one

The Morgan Stanley Global Franchise Fund has released its first-quarter portfolio for 2020. Changes include new buys of Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (XPAR:MC), a sale of the existing Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) holding and additions to the Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT) positions.

The team follows a distinct and disciplined investment process based on bottom-up stock selection, with sector, industry and stock weightings driven by the team's assessment of each stock's quality and valuation characteristics. The team monitors signs of franchise abuse, including failing to

143 Views    Graham Griffin    2020-06-30 20:56
S&P 500 down 2.59%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,445.94 on Wednesday with a loss of 710.16 points or -2.72%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,050.33 for a loss of 80.96 points or -2.59%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,909.17 for a loss of 222.20 points or -2.19%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 33.75 for a gain of 2.38 points or 7.59%.

Wednesday’s market movers

Stocks sold off Wednesday with rising concerns over coronavirus infections. The seven-day infection count average increased 30% across the U.S. Texas, Florida, Arizona and California are showing some substantial increases. Florida and California set daily

113 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-24 20:50
They recently beat the S&P 500

Shareholders of Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Mastercard Inc (MA) and Lowe's Companies Inc (LOW) have seen their stocks return more than the S&P 500 index in recent years. The index increased by about 5.5% over the past year, 28% over the past three years and 48.5% over the past five years through June 23.

These stocks also hold positive recommendation ratings on Wall Street.

Abbott Laboratories

Shares of Abbott Laboratories have returned 8.4% over the past year, 86% over the past three years and 85% over the past five years through June 23, beating the S&P 500 by 2.7%, 58%

103 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-06-24 15:23
The S&P 500 is expensive again, but there is still value to be found

It can be difficult for investors to find undervalued stock with the S&P 500 trading at a price-earnings multiple near 23. For income investors, finding stocks with generous yields is also becoming tricky.

In this article, we will look at five high-yielding stocks that trade at a lower valuation than the S&P 500.

AbbVie Inc.

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) was spun off from Abbot Laboratories (ABT) in 2013. The company’s Humira was the best-selling drug in the world for quite some time. Humira has lost patent protection in the European Union already and will do the same in the U.S. in

1248 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-06-07 14:22
S&P 500 down 0.34%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,281.82 on Thursday with a gain of 11.93 points or 0.05%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,112.35 for a loss of 10.52 points or -0.34%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,615.81 for a loss of 67.10 points or -0.69%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 25.51 for a loss of 0.15 points or -0.58%.

Thursday’s market movers

U.S. indexes ended mostly lower Thursday after a four-day rally. Applications for jobless claims decreased from the previous week, but still remained extremely high at 1.877 million. The number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits also

135 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-04 21:50
The $165 billion hedge fund releases portfolio in a coronavirus-driven landscape

Bridgewater Associates, the $165 billion hedge fund founded by Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio), disclosed this week that its top five buys for the first quarter were McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH), Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), Phillip Morris International Inc. (PM) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

Dalio, co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater, started the Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund in 1975. According to his LinkedIn profile, Dalio invented “industry-changing” approaches to investing, which include the invention of risk parity, currency overlay and portable alpha. The Bridgewater co-chief investment officer listed several key principles in his book “Principles: Life and

2026 Views    James Li    2020-05-14 22:21
Company produces another solid quarter, posting top and bottom-line growth. It's COVID-19 tests will be in very high demand going forward

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported first-quarter earnings results on April 16. The results were as steady as they usually are for one my favorite medical device companies.

Revenue grew 2.5% to $7.7 billion, which was $250 million more than expected. Organic revenue growth was 4.3%, so currency exchange had a sizeable impact on results. Earnings per share improved 3.2% to 65 cents. This was 4 cents higher than the consensus estimates from the analyst community.

Abbott Laboratories has beaten top and bottom-line estimates almost every quarter for more than five years. Only once over this period of time (third-quarter

659 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-04-18 21:31
S&P 500 up 0.58%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,537.68 on Thursday with a gain of 33.33 points or 0.14%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,799.55 for a gain of 16.19 points or 0.58%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 8,532.36 for a gain of 139.19 points or 1.66%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 40.11 for a loss of 0.73 points or -1.79%.

Thursday’s market movers

U.S. indexes closed with gains Thursday. President Trump announced guidelines and guidance for reopening economies by state. His plan, called Opening Up America, has a focus on a downward trajectory of positive cases over

214 Views    Julie Young    2020-04-16 21:37
The patient, the US economy, is sick and remains in a coma

The patient, the U.S. economy, is sick and remains in a coma. Although the patient was never healthier six weeks ago, now the economy has fallen victim to a worldwide pandemic that has knocked the global economy on its back. On the surface, the physical impact of coronavirus on the health of the 330 million Americans seems relatively modest statistically (4,394 deaths vs. 45,000 estimated common flu deaths this season). However, in order to kill this insidious novel coronavirus, which has spread like wildfire across 200 countries, governments have been forced to induce the economy into a coma, by closing

114 Views    Wade W. Slome, CFA, CFP    2020-04-02 19:19
S&P 500 up 3.35%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 22,327.48 on Monday with a gain of 690.70 points or 3.19%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,626.65 for a gain of 85.18 points or 3.35%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,774.15 for a gain of 271.77 points or 3.62%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 57.30 for a loss of 8.24 points or -12.57%.

Monday’s market movers

Stocks gained Monday as many investors returned to equities. Over the weekend, President Trump announced an extension of social distancing to the end of April. On Sunday, the U.S. also announced approximately 17,500 new

39 Views    Julie Young    2020-03-30 21:47
Abbott Laboratories and Stryker Corporation each offer products that can save and improve the lives of patients

Medical device manufacturers are some of my favorite investments, as the top names in this sector are always on the cutting edge of health care. These companies offer products or services that can positively impact the quality of life for consumers and patients.

Because of this, these companies often have strong financial results over long periods of time. This can allow for long streaks of dividend growth. This article will discuss my two favorite companies in the medical device sector.

Abbott Laboratories

I discussed Abbott Laboratories (ABT) back in February after I had recently added to my position. The

1075 Views    Nathan Parsh    2020-03-29 18:32

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