Sunday, July 22, 2018

Will Two Straight Good Quarters Mark A Turn For ABB?

As far as ABB (ABB) is concerned, the industrial recovery that has propelled names like Honeywell (HON), Emerson (EMR), Rockwell (ROK), and Schneider (OTCPK:SBGSY) over the past couple of years is just something that happens to other companies. Hampered by large exposures to industries that have been much slower to recover, and troubled by some of its own restructuring and execution issues, ABB has been a frustrating laggard at a time when investors are banking solid profits in many other industrial names.

With two straight better-than-expected quarters and improving orders, though, maybe ABB’s late-cycle leverage is about to start shining through. The outlook for transmission and distribution is still not particularly strong, but the company is executing well in its automation operations and there are signs of life in the low/medium voltage business as well. There remain good reasons why ABB continues to trade at a discount to its peer group, but if ABB can make the most of this late-cycle move, the shares could finally close some of that performance gap.

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Will Two Straight Good Quarters Mark A Turn For ABB?

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