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ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 50705.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for ABB Ltd. is 22.7 (with a change from open of 0.93%), this in conjunction with a target price of 20.9. Volume today has so far reached 1634300, with an average volume of about 1635.77. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 29.48, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.24. The current EPS for ABB Ltd., is 0.77, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -22.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 33.27%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for ABB Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.67% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.77%. Quarter over quarter is -28.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at *TBA and institutional ownership is 3.60%. Shares outstanding is 2233.73, while shares float is at a value of 2100.56. Float short for ABB Ltd. is 0.20% and the short ratio is 2.59.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.5, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.63. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 28.20% and their operating margin is 7.70%. The profit margin is 4.90%.

ABB Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 4.00%, and on investment, 10.30%. Return on equity is 11.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 4.36. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.83 and Price/cash is 7.98, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 13.95.

The simple moving averages are 4.17% and 18.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.79% and the 52 week low is 50.12%.

ABB Ltd. has a dividend yield of 3.30%, with a current price of 22.7. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Diversified Machinery, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. ABB Ltd. is based in Switzerland.

Performance in the Diversified Machinery industry means that ABB Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 0.84%, with performance for the month coming to 3.61%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 21.55%, and for the half year the performance is 36.04%. Volatility for this week is 0.85% and for the month this is 1.13%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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