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ABB [NYSE:ABB] share price, stock quote Analysis

What has the stock performance of ABB been like?
stock quote price chart

ABB's (NYSE:ABB) share price is 16.9% lower in the past 12 months and has underperformed the overall US TECH market which is 3.9% higher in the same timeframe. This equates to a -20.8% lower return over the period which puts the share price as an underperformer vs other US TECH companies.


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Analyst RatingS

What are analyst ratings for ABB?
Analyst Ratings
Analyst Ratings Change
analyst ratings

From 5 analysts that cover ABB's stock, the average rating is 3.6. This is a weighted average of 2 strong buys, 1 buys, 1 holds, 1 strong sells. This is 0.4 higher than a month ago which gives this factor a tea-score of 5/5.


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Insider Trades

What has ABB's insider trading been over the past year?
insider trading chart

ABB insider's have net been selling stock over the past 12 months, in the previous month insiders have been net selling. In fact the buy to sell ratio in the past month has been 50.0% which is 49.0% higher than the last 12 months buy to sell ratio. This put's ABB's Insiders in the top quintile vs their peers giving this factor a tea-score of nan/5.


What is the ownership of ABB stock?
ownership chart

For ABB, currently 4.4% of stock (1 billion shares) is owned by Institutions, 95.6% (802 million shares) is owned by Individuals, and 0.0% (2 million shares) is owned by company insiders. The CEO has a holding of 0.02% which is equivalent to 40 thousand shares with a market value of $129 million. This factor has a tea-score of 5/5.

Short Interest

What is the short interest for ABB stock?
short interest chart

As of 31 July 2019, the short interest for ABB has been 0.21% of the shares outstanding which is 43 billion shares. This is more than 1 month ago which had 0.18% of the shares outstanding which is 37 billion short interest in shares. This equals a tea-score of 5/5.


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Revenue & Earnings

What has ABB's revenue history been by year?
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ABB's revenue in the last 12 months ending 30 June 2019 is $28Bn. ABB's average revenue growth for the last 4 years has been 5.1% which is currently lower than their comps of 6.2%.

Free Cash Flow Yield Growth

What is ABB's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield chart

ABB's free cash flow yield is 5.5% and has shrunk from 4 years ago. The free cash flow yield for ABB 1 year ago was 5.8% and 3 years ago it was 9.0%.

Dividend History & yield

What has ABB's dividend payments been historically?
Dividend ($)
Dividend Yield (%)
dividend chart

ABB pays dividends every 13 months and has done so since 02 April 2013. Dividends have been steadily increasing over the past 4 years from $0.176092 (dividend yield of 1.02%) to $0.786311 today (yield of 4.01%).


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PE Ratio

What is ABB's PE ratio?
pe ratio

ABB's PE ratio is 25.9x. This is calculated from their EPS of $2.02 and price per share of $18.06. ABB's PE ratio values the company cheaper than 80% of it's competitors giving this factor a tea-score of 4/5.

PEG Ratio

What is ABB's PEG ratio?
peg ratio

ABB's PEG ratio is nanx. This is calculated from their PE ratio of 25.9x and their last 12 months growth rate of -0.906%. This is less attractive than their competitors so the tea-score for this factor is nan/5.

Share Price / Book (PB Ratio)

What is ABB's PB ratio?
PB ratio

The PB ratio for ABB is 3.1x. This is cheaper than their competitors who have an average PB ratio of 3.4x. The tea-score is 2/5.

Free Cash Flow Yield

What is ABB's free cash flow yield?
free cash flow yield

ABB's free cash flow yield is 5.5% which is ranked 5.0/5 when compared to its competitors. This is calculated from a free cash flow of - (as reported for the 12 months ending 30 June 2019) divided by its current market capitalisation of $39Bn. The average free cash flow yield across ABB's comps is 8.1%.

Return On Investment (ROI)

What is ABB's return on investment (ROI)?
return on investment

ABB's return on investment is 7.2%. This is more profitable than its competitors.


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Assets vs Liabilities

What is ABB's current ratio (assets vs liabilities)?
assets vs liabilities

ABB's current ratio is calculated by (current assets) / (current liabilities) which equals 1.3x. This less attractive than their competitors and also worse than recommended for a healthy company.

Debt vs Equity

What is ABB's debt vs shareholder equity?
debt vs equity

ABB's debt to shareholder equity is 85.1%. This is worse than their competitors and also worse than advised for a well-managed balance sheet.

Dividend Payout Ratio

What is ABB's dividend payout ratio?
dividend payout ratio

ABB's dividend payout ratio calculated against their free cash flow is low at -118.4%. This is in quintile 5 when measured against their comps.


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What is the overall ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) rating for ABB?

ABB's has a poor overall ESG rating of nan/100. Their competitors have a score between nan and nan with the average at nan.

ESG Environmental

What the latest (ESG) environmental responsibility score for ABB vs their competitors?
ESG environmental
We can see here what the environmental consciousness of ABB is relative to other similar companies.

ESG Social

What the present (ESG) social responsibility score for ABB vs their peers?
ESG social
We can get a sense of what the social responsbility of ABB is when compared to other rival companies.

ESG Corporate Governance

What the current (ESG) corporate governance score for ABB vs their challengers?
ESG corporate governance
With this number we can understand what the corporate governance of ABB is when compared to it's peers.



What is the company description of ABB?
ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide. Its Electrification Products segment provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar power solutions, modular substation packages, distribution automation products, switchboard and panel boards, switchgears, UPS solutions, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, and intelligent home and building solutions.

ABB [NYSE:ABB] Additional Q&A

Questions & Answers

What is the 52 week high for ABB stock quote?

ABB (NYSE:ABB) hit a new 52-week high on 20 September 2018 at a price of $23.38 with 1,380,600 shares traded that day. This is 29.5% higher than than its current price of $18.06 and 33.7% higher than the 52-week low of $17.49 on 24 December 2018. Average daily volume traded has been 2 million shares over the past 3 months.

What is the highest price ABB stock has ever been?

The all-time highs for ABB stock were reached on 20 September 2018, 333 days ago at a price of $23.38. This equates to a market capitalisation of $49Bn. The highest price reached is 29.5% higher than the current price of $18.06 with a current market cap of $39Bn.

What is the beta of ABB stock?

ABB stock moves 1.1x the US TECH market average which makes its beta higher than the overall market.

What is the volatility of ABB (ABB) stock?

ABB's stock has an annual volatility of 21.3% which is more volatile than the average US TECH market volatility of 16.3% which has made it a less safe stock to own in the past vs just owning the index for investors aiming for lower portfolio volatility.

What have ABB's share buybacks been over the past year?

ABB is currently running a share-buyback program and in the past year alone the company has repurchased 104 million of shares outstanding at a total expense of $23Trn. In the same time frame the share price has moved 16.9% lower which is an underperformance of -20.8% vs the overall market. ABB still has $420Trn of cash remaining on their balance sheet.

Who owns the most ABB stock?

Barry White is the largest individual shareholder in ABB with 1 billion shares. He is an independent director of ABB. The largest institutional holder is T-Rowe and they own 4.7% of the issue size with 100 million shares. T-Rowe have been net buying shares over the last 12 months as they own 1 million more shares than a year ago.

When did ABB beat earnings expectations in the last 4 years?

In the past 4 quarters ABB has had 3 earnings beat's and 1 earnings miss's. The average earnings beat has been 12.1% and the average earnings miss has been 8.2%.

When is ABB's next earnings date and what are the expectations?

ABB is set to report earnings on 30 July 2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending June 2019. Based on 14 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $2.12. Recent analyst revisions have been positive implying a potential EPS of $2.24.

What is ABB's upcoming earnings report expectations?

The earnings expectations for ABB's upcoming report on 30 July 2019 are from 14 analysts with an average EPS of $2.12. The lowest analyst rating is $2.01, the highest is $2.84. The most recent earnings revisions have been positive with a most recent estimate of $2.24.

What is ABB's earnings per share (EPS)?

ABB's latest earnings per share (EPS) was reported as $2.02 on 30 April 2019 for fiscal quarter ending March 2019. This is 11.0% higher than 12 months ago when they reported EPS of $1.82

What is ABB's dividend growth rate?

ABB's dividends have grown at 346.53% in the past year and an average growth of 86.63% over the past 4 years. This is higher then it's competitors 4-year average dividend growth of 4.1

What is ABB's dividend yield?

ABB's current dividend yield is 4.01%. This is calculated by taking the dividend's per share of $0.786311 (the last payment which was on 06 May 2019) and dividing by the current share price of $18.06.

What is ABB's previous and next dividend date?

ABB's most recent dividend date was 06 May 2019 when the company paid $0.786311 and the next dividend date is 06 June 2020 with an expected payment of $0.786311.

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