Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss electrical engineering giant ABB (NYSE: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.

ABB facts

Headquarters (founded)

Zurich, Switzerland (1883)

Market Cap

$35.28 billion


Heavy Electrical Equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$34.17 billion


CEO Joseph Hogan (since 2008)

CFO Michel Demare (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on ABB Also Bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 1,632 of the 1,678 members who have rated ABB -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star kirkydu, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and A6EIntruder.

In May, kirkydu noted that "ABB is highly leveraged to the power grid and industrial buildouts in developing markets." Our CAPS All-Star concludes: "The low price is currently a very short term opportunity to load up on a great company with a great balance sheet that is going to generate huge revenues the next decade."

In a more recent pitch from last month, A6EIntruder elaborates:

ABB makes robotics systems, circuit breakers (of the giant-sized sort), power control and distro systems. They are also active in manufacturing consulting, water systems, and supply chain integration. ... If you own a factory, you need smart meters and power controls which make you more efficient -- ABB does that. If you are building a giant wind farm in the middle of Texas, you need a way to get that energy to market -- ABB does that. If you want to build a Big Smoky Coal Plant, you also need what ABB has.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. ABB is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. Apple and Amazon are Stock Advisor selections. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.