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Morning Momentum: ABB Ltd, (ABB)

Friday February 24th 2017: ABB Ltd, ABB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Diversified Machinery in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in Switzerland, ABB Ltd, ABB  has a market cap of 55.81 B. Since its IPO date on the 04/06/2001, ABB Ltd, ABB performance year to date is 19.89%. Today ABB Ltd, ABB has gained -1.13%, with a current price of 24.98.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 76.60%. Return of assets are at 5.20%, with return on investment at 10.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, ABB Ltd, ABB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.41. While Total debt/equity is 0.48. With a profit margin of 6.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.90%, and operating margin of 9.60%. ABB Ltd ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year ABB Ltd, ABB has seen a EPS growth of 1.00%. A performance for the year of 29.34%. The 52-week high is -3.31%, and the 52-week low is 27.68%. The average volume for ABB Ltd, ABB is 1502124.

With a target price of 23.73, can ABB Ltd, ABB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of ABB Ltd, ABB. ABB Ltd has a P/E of 25.7 and a forward P/E of 18.63. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.89. ABB Ltd also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.65 and 3.75 respectively. For P/cash, ABB Ltd has a value of 8.22, while it is 17.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 24.98, ABB Ltd has a dividend yield of 3.01%. We see a return on equity of 15.70%.

Looking more long-term ABB Ltd, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.24% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 1.00% for this year and for the last five years a -8.70% growth has been seen.

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