Active Broker’s Choice: ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB), Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)

ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.67% to close at $22.33 with the total traded volume of 7.2 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over ABB performance. Out of the pool of analysts 6 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 7 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 3 analysts while 3 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.31 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.31. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $1.23 and for the one month was for $1.23 as compared to three months ago was for $1.27. Whereas, ABB received highest price target of 26.14 and low target of 17.36. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 22.20 as compared to current price of 22.33. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.42. ABB attains analyst recommendation of 2.80 with week’s performance of 3.86%.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a loss -0.44% to traded at $69.48 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.36%. Finally, analysts shed their light over the WM price targets; maintaining price high target of 80 while at average the price target was 70.45 in contrast with the current price of 69.48. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 7 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 7 stands on similar situation; while 6 for the current month as compared to 5 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweightand 1 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.90 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.30 and price to cash ratio remained 1025.15. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 21.10% and return on investment was 8.30% while its return on asset stayed at 5.40%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.73.

 

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