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:
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  • Symbol: LON:ABF
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £23.43 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 790,062,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 2,774.17
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 2,637.89
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 1,910 - GBX 3,183
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.33
  • P/E Growth: 2.19
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £14.58 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.61
  • Book Value: GBX 9.88 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.00
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £1.78 billion
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 979,977 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. Investors of record on Thursday, June 8th will be given a dividend of GBX 11.35 per share on Friday, July 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 8th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Associated British Foods plc's Dividend History.

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

20 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Associated British Foods plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 2,725 to GBX 3,700. On average, they anticipate Associated British Foods plc's share price to reach GBX 3,091.56 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Associated British Foods plc.

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

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.

How much does a share of Associated British Foods plc stock cost?

One share of Associated British Foods plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 2,965.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 3,091.56

Analysts' Ratings History for Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/23/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,100 -> GBX 3,500View Rating Details
5/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,000 -> GBX 3,200View Rating Details
5/17/2017HSBC Holdings plcBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,350 -> GBX 3,700View Rating Details
4/26/2017Liberum CapitalBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 3,100 -> GBX 3,150View Rating Details
4/21/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,923View Rating Details
4/20/2017Kepler Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 2,700 -> GBX 2,900View Rating Details
4/20/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightGBX 3,300View Rating Details
4/20/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,200View Rating Details
4/19/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 3,200View Rating Details
3/31/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual weightGBX 3,050View Rating Details
2/27/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/13/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeOverweightGBX 2,650 -> GBX 2,800View Rating Details
1/13/2017BNP ParibasDowngradeNeutralGBX 2,900 -> GBX 2,800View Rating Details
1/12/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 3,300View Rating Details
11/10/2016Societe GeneraleUpgradeBuyGBX 2,820 -> GBX 3,150View Rating Details
9/15/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 2,600 -> GBX 3,000View Rating Details
9/13/2016Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/31/2016Berenberg BankDowngradeHoldGBX 2,760 -> GBX 3,000View Rating Details
7/8/2016InvestecLower Price TargetBuyGBX 3,800 -> GBX 2,750View 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
9/7/2015Panmure GordonReiterated RatingSellGBX 2,630View Rating Details
7/9/2015Charles StanleyReiterated RatingReduceView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 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: $122.23 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 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
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 7:36 AM
wsj.com logoBrexit Presents Unforeseen Challenges to ABF Finance Chief - Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog)
blogs.wsj.com - April 28 at 3:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Associated British Foods Plc : April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 1:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc's (ABF) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 8:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssociated British Foods Plc :ABF-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : April 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 8:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Receives Buy Rating from Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 11:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc's (ABF) "Overweight" Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Buy Rating at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 6:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc's (ABF) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 6:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKepler Capital Markets Increases Associated British Foods plc (ABF) Price Target to GBX 2,900
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 12:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ABF.L earnings conference call or presentation 19-Apr-17 8:00am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEuropean stocks end modestly higher, stabilizing after prior day’s slide
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 3:15 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Plans Dividend of GBX 11.35
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 2:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPrimark-Owner Associated British Foods Shares Top FTSE 100 on First Half Sales Bump
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 5:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Sugar lifts first-half profits at Primark owner ABF
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 5:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoChina's Bright to sell Weetabix to Post Holdings in $1.76 bln deal
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 5:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) to Release Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 3:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 11:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDeutsche Bank AG Reaffirms Buy Rating for Associated British Foods plc (ABF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 11:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Earns "Buy" Rating from HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 12:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) PT Lowered to GBX 3,200 at Credit Suisse Group AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 9:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEuropean shares set for weekly loss as banks weigh, SCA shines on bid speculation
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 3:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEuropean shares post weekly loss as banks weigh, SCA gains on bid report
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 3:19 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Stock Rating Upgraded by Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 2:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 10
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 5:01 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEuropean stocks close lower, hurt by falls for Deutsche Börse, PostNL
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 5:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssociated British Foods Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ABF-GB : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 5:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssociated British Foods Plc : ABF-GB: Dividend Analysis : December 16th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 5:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 2:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Equal weight Rating at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 6:40 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 growth stocks I’d buy in April
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 27 at 5:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc's (ABF) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 8:08 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssociated British Foods plc (ABF) Given Buy Rating at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 7:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHSBC Holdings plc Reiterates " Buy" Rating for Associated British Foods plc (ABF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 10:32 AM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 ekes out all-time closing high as Brexit update flips pound lower - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - March 21 at 7:55 AM
ft.com logo[$$] Tullow shares slide on worries over $750m cash call
www.ft.com - March 20 at 3:31 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAmerican cereal-maker gets ready to post £1.5bn Weetabix bid
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 8 at 3:16 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoCould these stocks be the FTSE 100’s greatest growth generators?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 7:10 AM
marketwatch.com logoAB Foods projects rise in sales at Primark - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - February 27 at 5:16 AM
thestreet.com logoPrimark Owner Associated British Foods Cautions on Margins After Sterling Decline
www.thestreet.com - February 27 at 5:16 AM
marketwatch.com logoFTSE 100 travels higher as pound drops on Scotland vote worries
www.marketwatch.com - February 27 at 5:16 AM
marketwatch.com logoEuropean stocks in holding pattern, slowed by falls for Deutsche Börse, LSE
www.marketwatch.com - February 27 at 5:16 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoBritish Sugar to expand output as EU quotas end, stocks fall
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:47 AM
ft.com logo[$$] AB Foods climbs on hopes over 'healthy' fundamentals
www.ft.com - February 13 at 3:20 PM

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