Abbott's Earnings Made Easy

This episode of The Motley Fool's Market Checkup dives into the hottest headlines and biggest market movers in the health-care sector and discusses an update on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In this segment from the show, analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss health-care giant Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT  ) . The company changed dramatically after spinning off its pharmaceutical division into AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV  ) at the start of 2013. Today, shares of Abbott jumped 6.5% after the company reported its third-quarter results, but what was behind this surge? Could it be the news that Abbott is raising its dividend or its strong earnings? Tune in to find out key takeaways from the report.

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