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Abbott Laboratories is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a line of health care products. Co. has four reportable segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, which sells a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products internationally; Nutritional Products, which sells adult and pediatric nutritional products; Diagnostic Products, which sells diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories and alternate-care testing sites; and Vascular Products, which sells coronary, endovascular, structural heart, vessel closure and other medical device products. Non-reportable segments include the Diabetes Care and Medical Optics segments. According to our Abbott Laboratories stock split history records, Abbott Laboratories has had 10 splits.
Abbott Laboratories stock split history picture
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) has 10 splits in our Abbott Laboratories stock split history database. The first split for ABT took place on April 27, 1964. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 2000 share position following the split. ABT's second split took place on August 25, 1975. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 2000 share position pre-split, became a 4000 share position following the split. ABT's third split took place on May 22, 1978. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 4000 share position pre-split, became a 8000 share position following the split. ABT's 4th split took place on May 29, 1981. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 8000 share position pre-split, became a 16000 share position following the split. ABT's 5th split took place on June 02, 1986. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 16000 share position pre-split, became a 32000 share position following the split. ABT's 6th split took place on June 01, 1990. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 32000 share position pre-split, became a 64000 share position following the split. ABT's 7th split took place on June 01, 1992. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 64000 share position pre-split, became a 128000 share position following the split. ABT's 8th split took place on June 01, 1998. This was a 2 for 1 split, meaning for each share of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares. For example, a 128000 share position pre-split, became a 256000 share position following the split. ABT's 9th split took place on January 02, 2013. This was a 10000 for 4798 split, meaning for each 4798 shares of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 10000 shares. For example, a 256000 share position pre-split, became a 533555.648186745 share position following the split. ABT's 10th split took place on May 03, 2004. This was a 10000 for 9356 split, meaning for each 9356 shares of ABT owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 10000 shares. For example, a 533555.648186745 share position pre-split, became a 570281.795838761 share position following the split.

When a company such as Abbott Laboratories splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. Looking at the Abbott Laboratories stock split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 570281.795838761 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Abbott Laboratories shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of ABT, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete Abbott Laboratories stock split history. Abbott Laboratories split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 07/16/2008
End date: 07/16/2018
Start price/share: $27.33
End price/share: $61.78
Starting shares: 365.90
Ending shares: 476.04
Dividends reinvested/share: $8.95
Total return: 194.10%
Average Annual Total Return: 11.38%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $29,398.73
Years: 10.01
 
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 07/16/2008
End date: 07/16/2018
Start price/share: $27.33
End price/share: $61.78
Dividends collected/share: $8.95
Total return: 158.81%
Average Annual Total Return: 9.97%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $25,880.25
Years: 10.01
Date Ratio
04/27/19642 for 1
08/25/19752 for 1
05/22/19782 for 1
05/29/19812 for 1
06/02/19862 for 1
06/01/19902 for 1
06/01/19922 for 1
06/01/19982 for 1
01/02/201310000 for 4798
05/03/200410000 for 9356
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