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How to buy ABB stock
Learn how to easily invest in ABB stock.
ABB Ltd 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 105,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ABB – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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ABB stock price (NYSE: ABB)Use our graph to track the performance of ABB stocks over time.
ABB shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$35.25|
|52-week range||$27.82 - $39.11|
|50-day moving average||$36.60|
|200-day moving average||$35.23|
|Wall St. target price||$40.57|
|Dividend yield||$0.904 (2.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.89|
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ABB price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-3.13%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-8.16%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||6.17%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-2.03%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||16.92%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||51.03%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||83.50%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||47.92%|
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 41x. In other words, ABB shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 0.3075. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ABB's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$28.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.23%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.75%|
|Market capitalisation||$73 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ABB share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 97.11% of net profits
Recently ABB has paid out, on average, around 97.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.4% 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 2.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ABB's case, that would currently equate to about $0.904 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 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 March 2021 (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 $27.823 up to $39.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0195. 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 Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide. Its Electrification segment provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure, renewable 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 for integrating and automating lighting, heating, ventilation, security, and data communication networks. The company's Robotics & Discrete Automation segments provides 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 systems, and machine vision. Its Industrial Automation segment develops and sells industry-specific, integrated automation, and electrification systems and solutions, as well as digital solutions, lifecycle services, and artificial intelligence applications for the process and hybrid industries. This segment also offers process and discrete control technologies, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution systems, sensing, measurement, analytical instrumentation, electric ship propulsion systems, and large turbochargers, as well as remote monitoring, preventive maintenance, asset performance management, and cybersecurity services. The company's Motion segment manufactures and sells drives, motors, generators, traction converters, and mechanical power transmission products.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of ABB is owned by institutions?
Currently 6.08% of ABB shares are held by institutions. How many people work for ABB?
Latest data suggests 105,000 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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