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DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
S&P 500   3,901.36
DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
NYSE:ABB

ABB Stock Competitors

$29.50
+0.09 (+0.31%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$28.97
$29.72
50-Day Range
$27.96
$35.46
52-Week Range
$27.74
$39.11
Volume
2.69 million shs
Average Volume
3.16 million shs
Market Capitalization
$60.57 billion
P/E Ratio
12.66
Dividend Yield
1.80%
Beta
1.04

ABB (NYSE:ABB) Vs. CAT, DE, ITW, ETN, EMR, CTAS, JCI, PH, FERG, and GWW

Should you be buying ABB stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of ABB include Caterpillar (CAT), Deere & Company (DE), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Eaton (ETN), Emerson Electric (EMR), Cintas (CTAS), Johnson Controls International (JCI), Parker-Hannifin (PH), Ferguson (FERG), and W.W. Grainger (GWW). These companies are all part of the "switchgear & switchboard apparatus" industry.These companies are all part of the "switchgear & switchboard apparatus" industry.These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

ABB vs.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and ABB (NYSE:ABB) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, community ranking, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. ABB pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Caterpillar pays out 37.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ABB pays out 22.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ABB has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than ABB. ABB is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caterpillar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$50.97 billion2.07$6.49 billion$11.9316.58
ABB$28.95 billion2.09$4.55 billion$2.3312.66

ABB has a net margin of 16.05% compared to Caterpillar's net margin of 12.33%. Caterpillar's return on equity of 35.10% beat ABB's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Caterpillar 12.33% 35.10% 7.20%
ABB 16.05% 19.34% 6.95%

67.4% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.4% of ABB shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Caterpillar shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Caterpillar received 459 more outperform votes than ABB when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.02% of users gave Caterpillar an outperform vote while only 62.84% of users gave ABB an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CaterpillarOutperform Votes
1137
64.02%
Underperform Votes
639
35.98%
ABBOutperform Votes
678
62.84%
Underperform Votes
401
37.16%

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $245.07, suggesting a potential upside of 23.88%. ABB has a consensus target price of $33.71, suggesting a potential upside of 14.29%. Given Caterpillar's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Caterpillar is more favorable than ABB.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Caterpillar
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
ABB
1 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.36

In the previous week, Caterpillar had 12 more articles in the media than ABB. MarketBeat recorded 24 mentions for Caterpillar and 12 mentions for ABB. ABB's average media sentiment score of 0.64 beat Caterpillar's score of 0.17 indicating that ABB is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Caterpillar
3 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
ABB
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Caterpillar beats ABB on 16 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ABB and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ABB (NYSE:ABB) vs. Its Competitors

MetricABBSwitchgear & switchboard apparatus IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$60.57B$22.44B$5.69B$13.18B
Dividend Yield1.80%2.26%2.79%3.52%
P/E Ratio12.6615.7924.0817.96
Price / Sales2.091.9438.3530.10
Price / Cash15.4019.0228.4936.03
Price / Book4.442.893.559.34
Net Income$4.55B$1.61B$354.12M$885.61M
7 Day Performance2.40%-0.24%0.09%-0.48%
1 Month Performance-5.96%9.44%-5.99%-6.86%
1 Year Performance-12.33%-13.27%-13.98%-11.01%

ABB Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CAT
Caterpillar
3.5198 of 5 stars
$197.82
-4.3%
$244.80
+23.7%
-16.6%$105.51B$50.97B16.58107,700Analyst Report
DE
Deere & Company
3.2731 of 5 stars
$313.31
-14.1%
$446.21
+42.4%
-12.9%$96.12B$44.02B17.3775,600Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
ITW
Illinois Tool Works
3.1348 of 5 stars
$201.77
+0.5%
$233.00
+15.5%
-13.0%$62.84B$14.46B23.7145,000Analyst Report
ETN
Eaton
3.3564 of 5 stars
$134.14
-1.4%
$173.00
+29.0%
-6.5%$53.52B$19.63B24.2686,000Analyst Report
EMR
Emerson Electric
3.1665 of 5 stars
$83.64
+0.4%
$107.20
+28.2%
-10.7%$49.68B$18.24B17.5086,700Analyst Report
CTAS
Cintas
3.0431 of 5 stars
$363.62
+1.3%
$450.78
+24.0%
+4.4%$36.71B$7.12B32.1540,000Short Interest ↑
JCI
Johnson Controls International
2.9933 of 5 stars
$51.11
-1.5%
$74.73
+46.2%
-20.8%$35.56B$23.67B29.37101,000Options Volume
PH
Parker-Hannifin
3.2734 of 5 stars
$258.77
-1.5%
$357.85
+38.3%
-15.4%$33.22B$14.35B20.0154,640
FERG
Ferguson
2.0873 of 5 stars
$118.10
0.0%
$200.00
+69.3%
-14.1%$26.58B$22.79B0.0031,924Analyst Downgrade
GWW
W.W. Grainger
2.8748 of 5 stars
$464.54
-0.5%
$515.25
+10.9%
+1.8%$23.74B$13.02B20.7124,200Short Interest ↓
ROK
Rockwell Automation
3.1046 of 5 stars
$199.51
+0.4%
$273.13
+36.9%
-23.3%$23.20B$7.00B36.2724,500
BLL
Ball
3.2426 of 5 stars
N/A$100.87
+∞
N/A$22.22B$13.81B20.3224,300Analyst Upgrade
BALL
Ball
2.5248 of 5 stars
$68.98
-1.0%
$87.00
+26.1%
N/A$22.06B$13.81B20.1724,300Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
AMCR
Amcor
2.3231 of 5 stars
$12.93
-0.2%
$12.70
-1.8%
+7.9%$19.43B$12.86B20.8546,000
TS
Tenaris
2.2709 of 5 stars
$32.35
+0.8%
$31.35
-3.1%
+40.5%$18.94B$6.52B12.7423,000
DOV
Dover
3.5645 of 5 stars
$130.78
+1.0%
$176.45
+34.9%
-11.8%$18.85B$7.91B17.0325,000Analyst Revision
IR
Ingersoll Rand
2.7734 of 5 stars
$44.95
+1.5%
$61.08
+35.9%
-8.0%$18.25B$5.15B24.8316,000
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
3.4076 of 5 stars
$116.35
+0.3%
$168.42
+44.8%
-44.6%$17.56B$15.62B13.8271,300Short Interest ↓
ZBRA
Zebra Technologies
2.2862 of 5 stars
$325.37
+0.4%
$525.83
+61.6%
-34.2%$17.09B$5.63B21.499,800Buyback Announcement
XYL
Xylem
3.2063 of 5 stars
$81.69
-0.3%
$114.44
+40.1%
-29.3%$14.71B$5.20B35.2117,300
NLOK
NortonLifeLock
2.4748 of 5 stars
$24.31
+2.3%
$28.20
+16.0%
-9.0%$14.15B$2.80B17.242,800
IEX
IDEX
2.3387 of 5 stars
$185.49
+1.3%
$226.44
+22.1%
-15.7%$14.10B$2.76B29.777,536High Trading Volume
PKG
Packaging Co. of America
2.5098 of 5 stars
$149.06
-1.0%
$164.83
+10.6%
-0.7%$13.97B$7.73B15.2415,200Dividend Increase
AVY
Avery Dennison
2.9815 of 5 stars
$164.50
-2.0%
$214.75
+30.5%
-24.1%$13.44B$8.41B18.8436,000
CCK
Crown
2.5498 of 5 stars
$101.08
+0.0%
$143.50
+42.0%
-8.3%$12.43B$11.39B-22.6126,000
NDSN
Nordson
2.7431 of 5 stars
$205.24
-0.3%
$276.25
+34.6%
+1.7%$11.89B$2.36B24.236,813Upcoming Earnings
AA
Alcoa
2.6536 of 5 stars
$60.57
-2.4%
$93.55
+54.4%
+67.6%$11.17B$12.15B16.0712,200
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
2.952 of 5 stars
$178.46
-0.2%
$202.83
+13.7%
+7.6%$11.08B$14.09B6.8113,700Analyst Revision
GGG
Graco
3.0698 of 5 stars
$60.53
+0.6%
$77.00
+27.2%
-19.0%$10.24B$1.99B24.313,800
HUBB
Hubbell
2.9415 of 5 stars
$186.00
-1.5%
$206.67
+11.1%
-1.2%$9.98B$4.19B20.2818,300Insider Selling
PLUG
Plug Power
2.1229 of 5 stars
$16.45
-0.7%
$36.41
+121.3%
-41.0%$9.58B$502.34M-16.962,449
ALLE
Allegion
3.0181 of 5 stars
$109.08
+0.2%
$141.67
+29.9%
-20.7%$9.58B$2.87B20.9411,000
AOS
A. O. Smith
3.371 of 5 stars
$57.77
-1.2%
$79.40
+37.4%
-16.6%$9.01B$3.54B18.1713,700Analyst Upgrade
AGCO
AGCO
3.1098 of 5 stars
$112.13
-6.4%
$150.50
+34.2%
-15.6%$8.93B$11.14B9.4123,300
SEE
Sealed Air
2.4315 of 5 stars
$59.89
+0.1%
$72.55
+21.1%
+6.5%$8.75B$5.53B16.5416,500
RRX
Regal Rexnord
2.7881 of 5 stars
$120.89
-1.2%
$190.00
+57.2%
N/A$8.10B$3.81B22.3030,000
PNR
Pentair
3.0211 of 5 stars
$48.96
+1.3%
$74.53
+52.2%
-28.0%$8.10B$3.76B15.1111,250Dividend Announcement
LECO
Lincoln Electric
2.8281 of 5 stars
$130.76
-1.0%
$152.17
+16.4%
+2.0%$7.67B$3.23B23.7311,000
MIDD
Middleby
2.5165 of 5 stars
$142.59
+1.9%
$195.00
+36.8%
-13.9%$7.61B$3.25B16.7010,624
BERY
Berry Global Group
2.5551 of 5 stars
$54.65
-0.1%
$77.80
+42.4%
-22.4%$7.39B$13.85B10.1047,000Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
AXON
Axon Enterprise
2.0909 of 5 stars
$99.40
+0.8%
$179.56
+80.6%
-21.8%$7.00B$863.38M191.162,992Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
IAC
IAC/InterActiveCorp
2.4273 of 5 stars
$82.95
+2.0%
$148.07
+78.5%
-66.7%$6.97B$3.70B553.0413,200Analyst Downgrade
Gap Up
TTEK
Tetra Tech
2.8064 of 5 stars
$124.78
-1.0%
$184.33
+47.7%
+4.1%$6.70B$3.21B26.5521,000
ATR
AptarGroup
2.9965 of 5 stars
$99.72
-3.6%
$139.00
+39.4%
-33.4%$6.54B$3.23B30.3113,000High Trading Volume
ADT
ADT
2.5281 of 5 stars
$6.97
-0.4%
$9.08
+30.3%
-31.7%$6.32B$5.31B-24.0325,000
IIVI
II-VI
2.4353 of 5 stars
$59.08
+0.7%
$81.08
+37.2%
-10.9%$6.29B$3.11B32.6422,961Gap Up
GTLS
Chart Industries
0.375 of 5 stars
$171.53
-0.5%
N/AN/A$6.28B$1.32B161.824,771
GTLS
Chart Industries
1.936 of 5 stars
$171.53
-0.5%
$196.43
+14.5%
+16.0%$6.28B$1.32B119.124,771Analyst Report
GPK
Graphic Packaging
2.8131 of 5 stars
$20.35
-0.2%
$24.28
+19.3%
+13.4%$6.27B$7.16B23.9425,000
DCI
Donaldson
3.0615 of 5 stars
$49.80
-0.1%
$69.00
+38.6%
-17.8%$6.15B$2.85B19.9213,100News Coverage
This page was last updated on 5/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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