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.
Heavy electrical equipment
CEO Joseph Hogan (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$5.8 billion / $4.0 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,798 members who have rated ABB believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Emerging markets are in high need of electricity infrastructure and are in an easing cycle in fears of a slowdown. This should be a catalyst for growth in share price. Reasonable dividend. Being held back by the Swiss Franc -- doubt this will get worse.
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