Analysts' Review under Consideration: Abaxis Inc (ABAX)

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Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be paid a $0.18 dividend. Abaxis, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Managing Director-Europe Henkel Achim has sold 6,000 shares of Abaxis, Inc. 41 increased holdings while 25 funds took holdings. Funds hold 21.66 million shares thus 0.81% less from 2017Q3's 21.83 million shares.

Manufacturers Life The has 17,169 shs for 0% of their capital. Ls Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 717 shs. Copeland Cap Management Lc invested in 328,536 shs. D E Shaw reported 0% in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) for 133,720 shares. Piedmont Investment Advsrs Llc reported 4,665 shs stake. The North Carolina-based Atria Invs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX). Tudor Corp Et Al holds 0.01% of its capital in Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX). Bessemer Group owns 434 shs or 0% of their U.S. capital. Amer Gp Inc owns 17,534 shs. (NASDAQ:ABAX). Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp has 0% invested in Abaxis, Inc.

In related news, VP Craig Tockman sold 1,650 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 31st.

Abaxis, Inc. had 10 insider sales and 0 buys since January 30, 2018.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $2.85 million activity.

On 3/8/2018 Michael D Casey, Director, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $71.07 per share and the total transaction amounting to $355,350.00. EVENHUIS HENK also sold $333,460 worth of Abaxis, Inc. Shares for $149,255 were sold by SINGH PRITHIPAL. (NASDAQ:ABAX) was sold by WOOD DONALD PETER on Tuesday, March 6.

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Under the terms of the transaction, Abaxis shareholders will receive only $83.00 in cash for each share of Abaxis stock they own. On May, 16 it was published by Barchart.com. The company's beta value stood at 1.2. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. (ABAX) ended its last session at $83.34 by Surging 16.15%. ABAX has 4.19 million volume or 2804.89% up from normal.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92.55 points, or 0.37 percent, to 24,798.96, the S&P 500 gained 14.99 points, or 0.55 percent, to 2,726.44.

On July, 26 WallStreet awaited Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) or 1,412 shs. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.11/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 35.5%. ABAX's profit will be $7.95 million for 59.53 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) has an ABR of 2.86 which is the combined stock view of 7 analysts poll results. 14% are bullish. With $90.0 highest and $48 lowest PT Abaxis has $65 average PT or -22.01% below the current ($83.34) price. 11 are the (NASDAQ:ABAX)'s analyst reports since November 30, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold" on Monday, January 29. The company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 27. (NASDAQ:ABAX)'s earnings report, RTT reports. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm has "Buy" rating given by Northcoast. On Monday, January 29 the firm has "Buy" rating by Northcoast given. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) earned "Hold" rating by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, February 8 the stock of Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAX) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Hold" on Tuesday, January 9.

Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 4.90 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 5.90. (NASDAQ:ABAX) news brought out briefly go to: Fool.com, Prnewswire.com, Businesswire.com, Benzinga.com or Themiddlemarket.com.

Zoetis Inc. still needs to complete customary closing conditions before it can complete its acquisition of Abaxis Inc. Abaxis pays out 50.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

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