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How to buy ABB stock

Learn how to easily invest in ABB stock.

ABB Ltd
NYSE: ABB - USD
$35.33
+ $0.48 ( + 1.38%)
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & PARTS

ABB is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. ABB shares (ABB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ABB employs 106,380 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $29.2 billion.

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ABB stock price (NYSE: ABB)

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ABB shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$34.85
52-week range$24.27 - $34.95
50-day moving average $31.85
200-day moving average $29.27
Wall St. target price$36.31
PE ratio 16.9781
Dividend yield $0.9 (2.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.05

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Is it a good time to buy ABB stock?

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ABB price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.85 from 2023-01-31

1 week (2023-01-26) 0.29%
1 month (2022-12-29) N/A
3 months (2022-10-29) N/A
6 months (2022-07-29) N/A
1 year (2022-02-02) -2.00%
2 years (2021-02-02) 14.37%
3 years (2020-01-31) 50.41%
5 years (2018-02-01) 24.20%

Is ABB stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing ABB stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ABB's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ABB's P/E ratio

ABB's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, ABB shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

ABB's PEG ratio

ABB's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2763. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ABB's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ABB's EBITDA

ABB's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ABB's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ABB financials

Revenue TTM $29.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.88%
Gross profit TTM $9.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.01%
Return on equity TTM 31.43%
Profit margin 13.65%
Book value $6.31
Market capitalisation $65.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ABB share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 126.71% of net profits

Recently ABB has paid out, on average, around 126.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ABB shareholders could enjoy a 2.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ABB's case, that would currently equate to about $0.9 per share.

ABB's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

ABB's most recent dividend payout was on 10 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ABB's shares ever split?

ABB's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 28 March 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ABB shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ABB shares which in turn could have impacted ABB's share price.

ABB share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ABB's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.27 up to $34.9457. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABB.US volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ABB's is 1.0227. This would suggest that ABB's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ABB overview

ABB Ltd engages in manufacture and sale of electrification, automation, robotics, and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure in Switzerland and internationally. Its Electrification segment provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure, renewable power solutions, modular substation packages, distribution automation products, switchboard and panelboards, switchgear, UPS solutions, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, and intelligent home and building solutions. The company's Robotics & Discrete Automation segment offers industrial robots, software, robotic solutions and systems, field services, spare parts, and digital services. This segment also offers solutions based on its programmable logic controllers, industrial PCs, servo motion, transport system, and machine vision. Its Motion segment manufactures and sells drives, motors, generators, traction converters, and mechanical power transmission products that are driving the low-carbon future for industries, cities, infrastructure, and transportation. The company's Process Automation segment provides process and discrete control technologies, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution systems, sensing, measurement and analytical instrumentation, marine propulsion systems, and large turbochargers. In addition, this segment offers remote monitoring, preventive maintenance, asset performance management, emission monitoring, and cybersecurity services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ABB is owned by institutions?
Currently 6.215% of ABB shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for ABB?
Latest data suggests 106,380 work at ABB.
When does the fiscal year end for ABB?
ABB's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ABB based?
ABB's address is: Affolternstrasse 44, Zurich, Switzerland, 8050
What is ABB's ISIN number?
ABB's international securities identification number is: US0003752047
What is ABB's CUSIP number?
ABB's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 000375204

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