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Is Abbott Laboratories a Good Dividend Stock to Buy Now?

Is Abbott Laboratories a Good Dividend Stock to Buy Now?

It's that time of year when Wall Street analysts start adjusting their predictions, and one dividend-paying stock, in particular, is getting a lot of positive attention. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) reported fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, Jan. 26. Since then, Sanford C. Bernstein, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, and Barclays have all raised their price targets on the healthcare conglomerate.