ABB Ltd Company Profile (NYSE:ABB)

About ABB Ltd

ABB Ltd logoABB Ltd (ABB) is engaged in power and automation technologies. The Company manages its business based on five divisions: Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Products, Process Automation, Power Products and Power Systems. The Discrete Automation and Motion division provides low-voltage and medium-voltage drive products and systems for industrial, commercial and residential applications. The Process Automation division provides engineered solutions, products and services for process control, safety, instrumentation, plant electrification and energy management. The Power Products division offers a portfolio of products and services to facilitate power generation, transmission and distribution. The Power Systems division offers solutions for power and water plants, grid integration and automation, as well as a range of systems and services for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The Company operates in approximately 100 countries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: ABB
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $22.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $22.899
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $21.954
  • 52-Week Range: $17.74 - $23.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.846
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.19
  • P/E Growth: 2.920
  • Market Cap: $48.20B
  • Outstanding Shares: 2,138,706,000
  • Beta: 1.23
  • Net Margins: 5.80%
  • Return on Equity: 18.00%
  • Return on Assets: 6.19%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.42%
  • Current Ratio: 1.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.15%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.31)
Consensus Price Target: $24.50 (8.89% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/8/2017NatixisUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
1/26/2017Nordea Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
1/25/2017Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/25/2017RBC Capital MarketsUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/23/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
1/10/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
12/13/2016Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeHold -> UnderperformView Rating Details
12/12/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightView Rating Details
12/12/2016Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$22.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
10/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
9/1/2016BNP ParibasUpgradeUnderperform -> OutperformView Rating Details
8/19/2016HSBC Holdings plcDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
7/22/2016Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
4/21/2016Societe GeneraleUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
3/4/2016NomuraDowngradeNeutral -> ReduceView Rating Details
12/9/2015Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$23.00 -> $24.00View Rating Details
9/11/2015William BlairReiterated RatingMarket Perform$22.00View Rating Details
9/4/2015Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageSellView Rating Details
7/15/2015Baader BankDowngradeSellView Rating Details
6/8/2015Kepler Capital MarketsUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/8/2017Q416$0.27$0.33$8.93 billion$8.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.30$0.32$8.38 billion$8.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$0.26$0.35$8.83 billion$8.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$0.22$0.28$8.07 billion$7.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$0.21$0.35$9.44 billion$9.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.28$0.26$8.92 billion$8.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.26$0.26$9.09 billion$9.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q1$0.22$0.31$8.34 billion$8.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2015Q4$0.35$0.30$10.74 billion$10.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q313$0.31$0.32$10.42 billion$9.82 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q213$0.30$0.28$10.27 billion$10.19 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q1$0.34$0.24$9.77 billion$9.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q4$0.31$0.23$11.34 billion$11.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q113$0.37$0.39$10.25 billion$10.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q412$0.35$0.33$10.21 billion$10.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013$0.33$0.29$9.54 billion$9.72 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2013$0.34$0.26$10.99 billion$11.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.35$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.35$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.35$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.46$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.40$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.19 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.39 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.27$0.27$0.27
Q2 20162$0.29$0.31$0.30
Q3 20161$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q4 20161$0.35$0.35$0.35
Q1 20171$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q2 20171$0.30$0.30$0.30
Q3 20171$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q4 20171$0.31$0.31$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:3.24%
Dividend Growth:1.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:79.35% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
61.34% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
52.52% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB)
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What is ABB Ltd's stock symbol?

ABB Ltd trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ABB."

How often does ABB Ltd pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for ABB Ltd?

ABB Ltd announced an annual dividend on Thursday, April 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.762 per share on Wednesday, July 20th. This represents a yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 8th. This is a positive change from ABB Ltd's previous annual dividend of $0.18.

Where is ABB Ltd's stock going? Where will ABB Ltd's stock price be in 2017?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for ABB Ltd's shares. Their predictions range from $23.00 to $25.50. On average, they expect ABB Ltd's share price to reach $24.50 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about ABB Ltd stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about ABB Ltd stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "ABB’s fourth-quarter 2016 operational earnings were down 5% from the year-ago tally, but beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 22.2%. Steady revenues and diligent cost-saving initiatives proved conducive to earnings growth, but this was more than offset by tough macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions. The company’s shares have performed in line with the categorized Machinery Electric industry average. ABB’s recently revamped “Next Level Strategy” helped it deliver top line growth, order improvement and margin expansion. However, on the flip side, volatility in oil & gas markets and uncertainty in the process industries will likely to be major headwinds for ABB. Also, lower capital spending in ABB’s key upstream energy end-markets will hurt its prospects. Additionally, stiff competitive environment, volatility in raw material prices and dwindling customer expenditure are expected to be major concerns." (2/13/2017)

  • J P Morgan Chase & Co analysts commented, "Google's Behavior Denies Consumers A Wider Choice Of Mobile Apps And Services" (4/20/2016)

Who owns ABB Ltd stock?

ABB Ltd's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (0.09%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.04%), Denver Investment Advisors LLC (0.02%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.02%) and Richard C. Young & CO. LTD. (0.02%).

Who sold ABB Ltd stock? Who is selling ABB Ltd stock?

ABB Ltd's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., FMR LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.

Who bought ABB Ltd stock? Who is buying ABB Ltd stock?

ABB Ltd's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Denver Investment Advisors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Headinvest LLC, Shelton Capital Management and Elkfork Partners LLC.

How do I buy ABB Ltd stock?

Shares of ABB Ltd can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of ABB Ltd stock cost?

One share of ABB Ltd stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.50.

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Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by Staff