Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine ABB Ltd (VTX:ABBN)?

Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established ABB Ltd (VTX:ABBN). The company’s stock saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the SWX. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on ABB’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in ABB?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 2.63% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy ABB today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is CHF23.18, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since ABB’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from ABB?

SWX:ABBN Past and Future Earnings, February 16th 2020
SWX:ABBN Past and Future Earnings, February 16th 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for ABB. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? ABBN’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on ABBN, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on ABB. You can find everything you need to know about ABB in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in ABB, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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