LON:ABF - Associated British Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 2,512 +10.00 (+0.40 %) (As of 04/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous CloseGBX 2,502Today's RangeGBX 2,485 - GBX 2,52352-Week RangeGBX 2,011 - GBX 2,846Volume663,026 shsAverage Volume972,940 shsMarket Capitalization£19.78 billionP/E Ratio19.70Dividend Yield1.85%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsInsider TradesHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses. The Sugar segment is involved in growing, processing, and sale of sugar beet and sugar cane to industrial users. The Agriculture segment manufactures and sells animal feeds; and provides other products and services for the agriculture sector. The Ingredients segment manufactures bakers' yeast, bakery ingredients, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and cereal specialties. The Retail segment is involved in buying and merchandising clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains, which offer womenswear, lingerie, children's wear, menswear, footwear, accessories, hosiery, beauty, and homeware. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Associated British Foods plc is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments Limited. Receive ABF News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ABF and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange LON Industry Food - Major Diversified Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Goods Current SymbolLON:ABF Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webwww.abf.co.uk Phone+44-20-73996500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio8.37 Current Ratio1.63 Quick Ratio0.83Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.70 Forward P/E Ratio0.17 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales£15.57 billion Price / Sales1.27 Cash FlowGBX 176.30 per share Price / Cash Flow14.25 Book ValueGBX 1,166.80 per share Price / Book2.15Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous Employees137,000 Outstanding Shares787,518,976Market Cap£19.78 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableNot Optionable Associated British Foods (LON:ABF) Frequently Asked Questions What is Associated British Foods' stock symbol? Associated British Foods trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ABF." How often does Associated British Foods pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Associated British Foods? Associated British Foods announced a dividend on Tuesday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 33.30 per share on Friday, January 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This is an increase from Associated British Foods's previous dividend of $11.70. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Associated British Foods' Dividend History. How were Associated British Foods' earnings last quarter? Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 7th. The company reported $127.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $125.90 by $1.20. The business earned $15.36 billion during the quarter. View Associated British Foods' Earnings History. When is Associated British Foods' next earnings date? Associated British Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Associated British Foods. What price target have analysts set for ABF? 14 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Associated British Foods' shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 2,332 to GBX 3,400. On average, they expect Associated British Foods' share price to reach GBX 2,904.38 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Associated British Foods. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Associated British Foods? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Associated British Foods in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Associated British Foods. Has Associated British Foods been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about ABF stock have been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Associated British Foods earned a news impact score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Associated British Foods' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Associated British Foods include Saputo (SAP), Glanbia (GLB), Maple Leaf Foods (MFI), Premium Brands (PBH), Cranswick (CWK), Premier Foods (PFD), Devro (DVO), Finsbury Food Group (FIF), Anpario (ANP), Zambeef Products (ZAM), Ginger Beef (GB), Hot Mama's Foods (HOTF) and Parmalat (PLT). What other stocks do shareholders of Associated British Foods own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Associated British Foods investors own include Intelsat (I), Fossil Group (FOSL), Chaarat Gold (CGH), AMC Entertainment (AMC), Bank of America (BAC), First Data (FDC), Apollo Global Management (APO), China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU), Ciena (CIEN) and tronc (TRNC). Who are Associated British Foods' key executives? Associated British Foods' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. George Garfield Weston, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 55)Mr. John George Bason, Fin. Director & Exec. Director (Age 61)Mr. Des Pullen, Group HR DirectorMs. Flic Howard-Allen, Head of External Affairs (Age 58)Ms. Julie Withnall, Group Head of Reward How do I buy shares of Associated British Foods? Shares of ABF 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' stock price today? One share of ABF stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 2,512. How big of a company is Associated British Foods? Associated British Foods has a market capitalization of £19.78 billion and generates £15.57 billion in revenue each year. Associated British Foods employs 137,000 workers across the globe. What is Associated British Foods' official website? The official website for Associated British Foods is http://www.abf.co.uk/. How can I contact Associated British Foods? Associated British Foods' mailing address is Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, LONDON, W1K 4QY, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-73996500. MarketBeat Community Rating for Associated British Foods (LON ABF)Community Ranking: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 976 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 709 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,685MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Associated British Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ABF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ABF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are municipal bonds?