The Rating of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) Shares By Barclays Falls. $72 is now The Target


AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) Receives a Downgrade

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) was just cut by Barclays from the old Overweight rating to a Equal Weight in an analyst research report issued to clients on Tuesday, 1 December. Barclays now has a $72 target PPS on the shares. Barclays’s target PPS may suggest a potential upside of 22.93% from the stock’s closing share price.

From a total of 14 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) stock, 13 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 3 a ”Hold”. This means that 81% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $85 while the lowest target price is $56. The mean of all analyst targets is $75.21 with a 31.47% above today’s ($58.57) stock price. Abbvie Inc was the topic of 10 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Barclays Capital downgraded shares on December 1 to “Equal-Weight” rating. SunTrust initiated shares with “Buy” rating and $85 target share price in a report from a July 22. UBS maintained ABBV stock in a recent report from October 23 with “Buy” rating. Finally, TheStreet upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in a report issued on an August 11.

Approximately 5.97M shares of stock traded hands. AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) has declined 12.54% since April 28, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.92% the S&P500.

AbbVie Inc. is a global, research biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market cap of $98.79 billion. The Firm develops and markets therapies that address a range of diseases. It has 34.28 P/E ratio. The Company’s products are focused on treating conditions, such as chronic autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease; hepatitis C (HCV); human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); endometriosis; thyroid disease; Parkinson’s disease; complications associated with chronic kidney disease and cystic fibrosis, and other health conditions, such as low testosterone.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and structure of a long-established pharmaceutical leader. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie aims to help patients’ live healthier lives and collaborate on sustainable healthcare solutions.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AbbVie Inc (ABBV)