Analyst Ratings for AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, ABBV received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ABBV. The highest price target was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 32.44 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, implying potential capital losses of -16.35 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.82 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.46 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ABBV to grow at a rate of 41.4 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ABBV is 0.45.

ABBV has traded between a high of 75.04 and a low of 55.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 30.28 percent higher than its low, and 4.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. ABBV has a price/earnings ratio of 18.58. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ABBV value stock report compares ABBV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $115.53 billion. ABBV's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.