NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's now been two full quarters since healthcare conglomerate Abbott Laboratories (ABT - Get Report) effectively separated itself from its drug business -- spinning off that segment into a new entity called AbbVie (ABBV - Get Report).The spin-off, which was originally announced in late 2011, was a long-anticipated move, for which Abbott investors cheered. It came with plenty of expectations that the remaining portion of Abbott, which consists of the devices business, would post stronger growth results. But since the separation took effect in January of this year, questions have been raised as to which of the two companies presents the better value.
Abbott Labs: Balancing Growth and Profits
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