5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: ABB

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss electrical-engineering giant ABB (NYS: ABB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ABB's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ABB facts

Headquarters (founded)Zurich (1883)
Market Cap$35.6 billion
IndustryHeavy electrical equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$38.5 billion
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)20%
Cash/Debt$7.6 billion / $6.2 billion
Dividend Yield4.5%
Competitors

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,815 of the members who have rated ABB believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, WilliamCrook2003, tapped ABB as a rather timely bargain opportunity:

Now! This a great time to buy shares in ABB as it is way undervalued. It has plenty of exposure to the USA and other parts of the world while it is Swiss owned. Another unloved stock which Jim Cramer does not like. While a shareholder owns shares in this great stock they receive a great dividend while they wait.

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: ABB originally appeared on Fool.com.

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