|Bid||196.65 x 0|
|Ask||196.80 x 0|
|Day's Range||195.00 - 197.00|
|52 Week Range||164.35 - 215.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.92|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||276.33|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||7.53 (3.83%)|
|1y Target Est||25.20|
Swedish engineering group Sandvik's Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Rosengren will step down next year and will join Swiss-Swedish robotics and engineering group ABB Ltd as CEO, the companies said in separate statements on Sunday. Rosengren, who has a reputation for being ruthless with underperforming divisions, will join ABB in February next year, ABB said. Businesses which generate $3 billion of revenue, 11% of ABB's total annual sales, are now under review and could be sold off or closed down, Voser told Reuters in a recent interview.
For Ulrich Spiesshofer, who left ABB Ltd. on Wednesday after more than five years in charge, the verdict wasn’t kind. ABB stock jumped more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the Swiss engineering conglomerate announced a parting of ways. The company doesn’t have a replacement lined up, so chairman Peter Voser – a former boss of Royal Dutch Shell Plc – will run things until one is found.
The Zurich-based company said it had net income of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 31 cents per share. The industrial automation company posted revenue of $6.85 ...
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“We bought six companies in the last two years in robotics and will acquire more,” the newspaper cited the 54-year-old CEO as saying. The executive, who in December told Bloomberg he had the “financial horsepower” for more deals, reiterated plans to bolster the company’s electrification arm in Latin America, southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today changed the outlook on the A2 long-term issuer rating of ABB Ltd. (ABB) to negative from stable. At the same time, Moody's affirmed ABB's A2 long-term issuer rating, the P-1 short-term issuer rating and the A2 rated debt instruments. A full list of affected ratings can be found at the end of this press release.
CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer had previously resisted demands from the activist investor Cevian Capital to separate its power grids unit, which contributes a quarter of ABB’s sales but comparatively little profit. On Monday he capitulated, with the company saying it will sell a majority stake in the unit to Japan’s Hitachi Ltd and return roughly $7.7 billion of net proceeds to shareholders. The sale price for the power grids assets is roughly in line with what analysts had assumed.
Hitachi is nearing an agreement to buy 80.1 percent of Swiss engineering giant ABB Ltd.’s power-grid unit, in a deal that values the entire business at $11 billion. ABB has an option to sell its 19.9 percent stake three years after the current deal – Hitachi's largest-ever purchase – is completed. In its statement, ABB noted that Hitachi would help provide access to new markets as well as financing.