ABM Industries (ABM) stock: what's the sentiment?

7:18 pm ET, 11 Dec 2018

ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) shares are trading at $27.01, down -2%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday after the market close. What's driving ABM stock price? What's ABM stock price forecast?

ABM Industries is a facility management provider.  The stock fell 35% in the past year.  The company is now available at an attractive forward P/E ratio of 15.09 and is significantly discounted compared to its industry peers.

Investors are showing interest in the company because of its strong cash flows. On the other hand, a few bearish investors worry about labor pressure.  Last quarter’s revenue rose 23% to $1.62 billion and earnings per share came at 57 cents compared to 51 cents for the same period last year.

Fourth-quarter results will be released after market close on December 18, 2018.  Analysts expect the company to earn 56 cents per share on revenue of $1.7 billion. The company beat analysts’ estimates twice in the previous four quarters.

What is the sentiment towards the ABM stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending negative;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending negative;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is negative. 

Over the last month, ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) returned -3.09%.

ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) forward P/E ratio is 15.09, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) short share of float is 12.18%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) average analyst price target ($39.83) is 28.4% above its current price ($31.02).

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ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) Stock Guide

Updated at: 9:50 am ET, 17 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for ABM stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ABM quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on ABM stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "ABM". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "ABM news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM)? Interested in getting the full scoop on ABM, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this ABM stock guide, we'll address key questions about ABM, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are ABM earnings?
2. What is ABM dividend?
3. What is ABM dividend yield?
4. What is ABM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. ABM buy or sell? What is ABM Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy ABM? Why should I buy ABM stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell ABM? Why should I sell ABM stock?
8. What are ABM key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are ABM earnings?

ABM trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$0.36.

2. What is ABM dividend?

ABM forward dividend is $0.74.

3. What is ABM dividend yield?

ABM forward dividend yield is 1.94%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is ABM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on ABM analyst price targets, ABM stock forecast is $44.75 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for ABM stock is $44.75. The prediction is based on 5 analyst estimates.

The low price target for ABM is $44.00, while the high price target is $45.00.

ABM analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

5. ABM buy or sell? What is ABM Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:73}Our quantitative analysis shows 8 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell ABM, resulting in Finny Score of 73.

6. What are the reasons to buy ABM? Why should I buy ABM stock?

Here are the reasons to buy ABM stock:

7. What are the reasons to sell ABM? Why should I sell ABM stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell ABM stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • ABM quarterly revenue growth was -6.20%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.94% and 1.01%, respectively). See ABM revenue growth chart.
  • ABM forward P/E ratio is 17.20, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ABM forward P/E ratio chart.
  • ABM short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.56. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ABM short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

8. What are ABM key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for ABM:

Metrics ABM
Price $36.89
Average Price Target / Upside $44.75 / 21.31%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 1.94%
Industry Business Services
Sector Industrials
Number of Employees 140,000
Market Cap $2.55B
Forward P/E Ratio 17.20
Price/Book Ratio 0.4
Revenue (TTM) $6.41B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -6.20%
Profit Margin -0.38%

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