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Is ABB Ltd.(NYSE: ABB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/6/2001. ABB Ltd. is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for ABB Ltd., is 1737.25, and so far today it has a volume of 63510. Performance year to date since the 4/6/2001 is 29.46%.

To help you determine whether ABB Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.64 and forward P/E is 18.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that ABB Ltd. has a value for PEG of 4.23. P/S ratio is 1.42 and the P/B ratio is 3.72. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.67 and 13.41 respectively.

At the current price ABB Ltd. is trading at, 22.02 (-0.11% today), ABB Ltd. has a dividend yield of 3.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.77, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.67% after growing -22.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -28.30%, and -5.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2210.91, and the number of shares float is 2100.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 3.60%. The float short is 0.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.42. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.00%, and also a return on investment of 10.30%.

The ability for ABB Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.5 and total debt/equity is 0.63. In terms of margins, ABB Ltd. has a gross margin of 28.20%, with its operating margin at 7.70%, and ABB Ltd. has a profit margin of 4.90%.

The 52 week high is -0.61%, with 45.66% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.74% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.72%.

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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