Associated British Foods plc Company Profile (LON:ABF)

About Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)

Associated British Foods plc logoAssociated British Foods plc is an international food, ingredients and retail company. The Company's segments include grocery, sugar, agriculture, ingredients and retail. Its geographical segments include the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific. The grocery segment manufactures grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, herbs and spices, and meat products, which are sold to retail, wholesale and foodservice businesses. The sugar segment is engaged in growing and processing of sugar beet and sugar cane for sale to industrial users. The agriculture segment manufactures animal feeds and the provision of other products and services for the agriculture sector. The ingredients segment manufactures bakers yeast, bakery ingredients and enzymes, among others. The retail segment buys and merchandises value clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Food Processing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:ABF
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.abf.co.uk/
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £25.46 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 790,062,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 3,174.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 2,912.63
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 2,335 - GBX 3,343
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.19
  • P/E Growth: 2.13
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £14.58 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.75
  • Book Value: GBX 9.88 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.26
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.1%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £1.78 billion
  • Net Margins: 8.85%
  • Return on Equity: 18.60%
  • Return on Assets: 11.99%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 779,757 shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)

What is Associated British Foods plc's stock symbol?

Associated British Foods plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ABF."

How often does Associated British Foods plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Associated British Foods plc?

Associated British Foods plc announced a dividend on Wednesday, April 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 11.35 per share on Friday, July 7th. This represents a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Associated British Foods plc's Dividend History.

When will Associated British Foods plc make its next earnings announcement?

Associated British Foods plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Associated British Foods plc.

Where is Associated British Foods plc's stock going? Where will Associated British Foods plc's stock price be in 2017?

17 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Associated British Foods plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 2,800 to GBX 3,700. On average, they expect Associated British Foods plc's share price to reach GBX 3,341.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Associated British Foods plc.

Who are some of Associated British Foods plc's key competitors?

Who are Associated British Foods plc's key executives?

Associated British Foods plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • George G. Weston, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • John George Bason, Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Paul A. Lister, Company Secretary
  • Charles Sinclair, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Emma Adamo, Non-Executive Director
  • Wolfhart G. Hauser, Non-Executive Director
  • Ruth Cairnie, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Timothy Clarke, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Associated British Foods plc stock?

Shares of Associated British Foods plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Associated British Foods plc's stock price today?

One share of Associated British Foods plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 3,223.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Associated British Foods plc (LON ABF)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  617 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  566 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,183
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Associated British Foods plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 13 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.76)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 3,341.75

Analysts' Ratings History for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,585View Rating Details
9/22/2017Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,600 -> GBX 3,650View Rating Details
9/18/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 3,100 -> GBX 3,200View Rating Details
9/19/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 3,600View Rating Details
9/13/2017InvestecReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,410View Rating Details
9/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweightGBX 3,300 -> GBX 3,600View Rating Details
9/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,600View Rating Details
9/12/2017HSBC Holdings plcReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,700View Rating Details
9/11/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 3,500View Rating Details
9/11/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,150View Rating Details
9/11/2017Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,300View Rating Details
9/11/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/8/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,300 -> GBX 3,500View Rating Details
8/1/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 3,150View Rating Details
4/21/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,923View Rating Details
2/13/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 2,650 -> GBX 2,800View Rating Details
1/13/2017BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutralGBX 2,900 -> GBX 2,800View Rating Details
9/15/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutralGBX 2,600 -> GBX 3,000View Rating Details
9/13/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/6/2016Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHoldGBX 2,725View Rating Details
2/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
2/19/2016MacquarieUpgradeNeutralGBX 3,000View Rating Details
1/28/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket PerformGBX 3,200View Rating Details
11/3/2015Davy ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $125.61 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Associated British Foods plc (LON ABF)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
4/19/2017GBX 11.350.41%6/8/20176/8/20177/7/2017
11/8/2016GBX 26.451%12/15/201612/15/20161/13/2017
4/19/2016GBX 10.300.3%6/2/20166/2/20167/1/2016
11/3/2015GBX 250.73%12/10/201512/10/20151/8/2016
4/21/2015GBX 100.37%6/4/20156/4/20157/3/2015
11/4/2014GBX 24.300.87%12/11/201412/11/20141/9/2015
4/23/2014GBX 9.700.33%6/4/20146/4/20147/4/2014
11/5/2013GBX 22.651%12/4/201312/4/20131/10/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/9/2017Ruth CairnieInsiderBuy876GBX 2,489£21,803.64
11/24/2016Charles J F SinclairInsiderBuy3,240GBX 2,595£84,078
7/13/2016Reid ,RichardInsiderBuy3,347GBX 2,820£94,385.40
7/7/2016Hauser,WolfhartInsiderBuy2,000GBX 2,659£53,180
7/1/2016Bason,JohnInsiderBuy469GBX 2,733£12,817.77
11/24/2015Weston,George GInsiderSell11,586GBX 3,452£399,948.72
11/23/2015Bason,JohnInsiderBuy16,168GBX 1,433£231,687.44
4/22/2015Ruth CairnieInsiderBuy555GBX 2,729£15,145.95
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
Latest Headlines for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoSociete Generale Increases Associated British Foods plc (ABF) Price Target to GBX 3,650
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 12:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc's (ABF) Buy Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 22 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given New GBX 3,200 Price Target at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 20 at 10:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Earns Buy Rating from Investec
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 8:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 12:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] ABF investors prove wet blankets as Primark weathers the storm
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 8:50 PM
marketwatch.com logoUK stocks edge higher as fears over Irma, North Korea ease - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - September 11 at 3:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThis Sears Killer Just Had Another Great Quarter
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 3:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Strong summer sales boost Primark
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 3:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Clessidra Sells Balsamic Vinegar Producer to AB Foods
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 3:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 11:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Price Target Raised to GBX 3,500
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 1:46 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:04 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo3 Stocks I Believe Could Detonate Next Week
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 3:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) PT Raised to GBX 3,585
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 1:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Raises Associated British Foods plc (ABF) Price Target to GBX 3,600
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 8:08 PM
reuters.com logoCereal, drinks companies often overlook risk of forced labor in sugarcane: study - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 30 at 3:12 PM
reuters.com logoCereal, drinks companieslata often overlook risk of forced labor in sugarcane - study
www.reuters.com - August 30 at 1:32 AM
reuters.com logoCereal, drinks companieslata often overlook risk of forced labor in sugarcane - study - Reuters
www.reuters.com - August 29 at 8:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 15 at 2:52 PM
seekingalpha.com logoNestlé And Associated British Foods Are Tasty Investment Morsels - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - July 25 at 3:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Earns "Buy" Rating from HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 8:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 2:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Earns Buy Rating from Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 11:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 11:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Kepler Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 11:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) PT Raised to GBX 3,350 at Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 7:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Overweight Rating at J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 11:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Price Target Raised to GBX 3,300 at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 8 at 10:04 AM
ft.com logoPrimark trading boost lifts ABF shares - Financial Times
www.ft.com - July 8 at 8:13 AM
ft.com logoABF shares climb 5% on Primark improvement - Financial Times
www.ft.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPrimark Sales Surge on Fashion Chain's Low Prices and Flamingos
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPrimark's Lesson for British Retailers
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFTSE 100 books a loss as central-bank worries set in
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] M&S climbs as retailing data boost optimism
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThis Retailer That Sells Dirt Cheap Clothing Is Coming to America to Put Sears Out of Business
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssociated British Foods Surges On Primark Strength
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 4:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) Earns Buy Rating from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 4 at 8:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given "Buy" Rating at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 10:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHSBC Holdings plc Reaffirms Buy Rating for Associated British Foods plc (ABF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 9:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 4:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Associated British Foods plc (ABF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 15 at 10:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 11 at 10:56 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHSBC Holdings plc Reiterates Buy Rating for Associated British Foods plc (ABF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 7 at 9:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) PT Raised to GBX 3,700
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 7:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given New GBX 3,200 Price Target at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 6:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] UK retailers among biggest gainers on broker upgrades
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 3:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Unilever, Associated British Foods, RELX, Pearson and BT Group
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 3:23 PM
wsj.com logoBrexit Presents Unforeseen Challenges to ABF Finance Chief - Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog)
blogs.wsj.com - April 28 at 3:04 PM

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