Abb Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 26.37  0.02  0.08%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your typical level of risk aversion, our recommendation regarding Abb Ltd ADR is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Abb buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Abb positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Abb's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Abb's buy-and-hold perspective. Please continue to Abb Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Abb and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Abb Ltd ADR.

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The Abb recommendation should be used to complement the buy-or-sell advice compiled from the current analysts' consensus on Abb Ltd ADR. Macroaxis does not own or have any residual interests in Abb Ltd ADR or other equities on which the buy-or-sell advice is provided. Please provide your input below to execute Abb's advice using the current market data and latest reported fundamentals.

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For the selected time horizon Abb Ltd ADR has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.21), Jensen Alpha of (0.13), Total Risk Alpha of (0.07) and Treynor Ratio of (0.30)
Our investment recommendation module complements current analysts and expert consensus on Abb. It analyzes the firm potential to grow using all fundamental, technical, and market related data available at the time. To make sure Abb is not overpriced, please confirm all Abb Ltd ADR fundamentals, including its profit margin, shares owned by institutions, price to sales, as well as the relationship between the current valuation and price to earning . Given that Abb Ltd ADR has a price to book of 3.80 X, we suggest you to validate Abb Ltd ADR market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Abb Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Abb Ltd ADR generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days

Abb current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Abb analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Abb analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price38.66
Target Median Price39.33
Target High Price42.00
Recommendation Mean2.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions4
Target Low Price34.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Abb Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Abb's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Abb's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Abb stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Abb Ltd ADR price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Abb returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Abb stock.
Mean Return-0.29Value At Risk-3.59
Potential Upside2.76Standard Deviation1.91
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Abb historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Abb Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(691 M)(700 M)(680 M)(580 M)(727 M)(784.39 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion836 M916 M961 M915 M893 M904.49 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents882 M(1.08 B)99 M357 M588 M634.42 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(1.4 B)(2.55 B)47 M(257 M)2.72 B2.93 B
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(1.3 B)(251 M)(250 M)(3.05 B)(3.71 B)(3.81 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities124 M1.3 B414 M(3.7 B)(221 M)(226.82 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(1.74 B)(789 M)(1.38 B)(8.18 B)(4.97 B)(5.1 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(1.45 B)(3.08 B)(815 M)6.76 B2.31 B2.49 B
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals940 M375 M5 M(1.44 B)704 M759.58 M
Net Cash Flow from Operations3.8 B2.92 B2.33 B1.69 B3.33 B3.15 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash268 M(131 M)(28 M)79 M(81 M)(87.39 M)

Abb Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Abb or Industrials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Abb stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Abb stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.01
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.07

Abb Volatility Alert

Abb Ltd ADR exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.01 and kurtosis of -0.37. However, we advise investors to further study Abb Ltd ADR technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Abb's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Abb's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Abb Implied Volatility

Abb's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Abb Ltd ADR stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Abb's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Abb stock will not fluctuate a lot when Abb's options are near their expiration.

Abb Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Abb's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Abb's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Abb and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Abb or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Abb's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Abb by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAbbPeer Average
Return On Equity34.72 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset5.75 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin16.02 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin15.88 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation62.09 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding1.99 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Institutions6.11 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted1.5 M4.71 M
Price to Earning29.75 X28.72 X
Price to Book3.80 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.83 X11.42 X
Revenue29.01 B9.43 B
Gross Profit9.54 B27.38 B
EBITDA4.61 B3.9 B
Net Income4.71 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents6.19 B2.7 B
Cash per Share3.21 X5.01 X
Total Debt10.18 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.74 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.15 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share7.00 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations2.21 B971.22 M
Short Ratio0.58 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share0.89 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.27 X4.89 X
Number of Employees104.72 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization53 B19.03 B
Total Asset41.36 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings20.96 B9.33 B
Working Capital6.92 B1.48 B
Current Asset22.76 B9.34 B
Current Liabilities15.84 B7.9 B

About Abb Buy or Sell Advice

When is the right time to buy or sell Abb Ltd ADR? Buying financial instruments such as Abb Stock isn't very hard. However, what challenging for most investors is doing it at the right time to beat the stock market. Proper market timing is something most people cannot do without sophisticated tools, which help to isolate the right opportunities. Macroaxis provides hands-on modules to deliver winning trades and diversify your portfolios on a daily basis. Although Abb investors may find it confusing at the beginning, most of our advising modules are very easy to use and apply.
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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Current Assets26.46 B19.23 B18.7 B19.62 B
Total Assets46.11 B41.09 B40.26 B39.47 B

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Is Abb's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Abb. If investors know Abb will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Abb listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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Market Capitalization
50.2 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
Return On Equity
The market value of Abb Ltd ADR is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Abb that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Abb's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Abb's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Abb's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Abb's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Abb's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Abb value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Abb's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.