Guide to Spread Betting on Associated British Foods Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live ABF Charts & Prices
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Associated British Foods Spread Betting

Associated British Foods Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Associated British Foods?

At the moment, you are able to financial spread bet with no brokers' fees and zero commissions on AB Foods with a number of companies:

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Associated British Foods Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Associated British Foods broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas3325400020.30%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets33523000-10.50%
24-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec3301377014.20%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale328934003.40%
22-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley330935005.80%
19-Feb-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralMacquarie32343000-7.20%
18-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays324233001.80%
08-Feb-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets30872800-9.30%
04-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein314732001.70%
22-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale299732006.80%
18-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets30112800-7.00%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralNomura301232156.70%
14-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley3048350014.80%
11-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldJefferies30633010-1.70%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - UnderperformUnderperformRBC Capital Markets32823000-8.60%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets355137004.20%
13-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein33893200-5.60%
10-Nov-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan340337008.70%
09-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets342035002.30%
04-Nov-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale345435001.30%
03-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley338335003.50%
02-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein34452800-18.70%
27-Oct-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightBarclays34073250-4.60%
16-Oct-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale327633000.70%
04-Oct-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Mkts341035002.60%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

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Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Associated British Foods?

The CFD chart and prices below will offer readers a good guide to the AB Foods market.

The above Plus 500 chart normally tracks the AB Foods futures contract.

If you want to study spread trading prices/charts for AB Foods, you can use a spread betting account.

You can also use a spreads account to trade on spot prices. Note: Opening such an account is subject to status, credit and suitability checks.

If your account application is accepted, you can log in and access the real time prices and charts. On most platforms, these are provided as part of the service. Having said that, you could receive the occasional sales letter or email from your chosen online spread betting firm.

If you were to trade then, before you start, remember that contracts for difference and spread betting do carry a high level of risk and losses can exceed your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced AB Foods charts.

Associated British Foods Analysis & News

Date Trading Update
03-Oct-17 [11:49am]

Associated British Foods Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The UK equity is currently trading higher than the 20-day MA of 3201.1p and higher than the 50-day MA of 3182.4p.
  • Current Price(i): 3279.7p
  • Closing Price: 3272.0p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -0.55%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.47%

Long-Term ABF.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 3343.0p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 2335.0p
  • EPS(i): £1.39
  • PE Ratio(i): 23.57
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.062m / 0.719m
  • Market Cap(i): £25,964m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 792m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live ABF.L Share Price & Charts and About Associated British Foods for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Associated British Foods

Advanced Charts for AB Foods

Whilst the charting packages differ between firms, in order to aid your trading, the majority of charts come with useful features and tools such as:
  • An array of time intervals - 2 minutes, 4 hours, 1 day and so on
  • Different chart types - candle charts and OHLC charts
  • Drawing options - Fibonacci Fans, Arcs and Time Zones

Charts offered by FinancialSpreads also include more advanced aspects:
  • Custom Indicators, Back Testing and Analysis tools
  • Key technical overlays - Bollinger Bands, Parabolic SAR, Linear Regression and so on
  • Technical indicator charts - RSI, Standard Deviation, Mass Index and so on
  • Automatic email notifications that trigger when a market hits a pre-set price

FinancialSpreads equities chart

Associated British Foods Trading Guide - Example Chart

The financial spread betting companies in the following list give their clients access to live charts/prices:

Where Can I Spread Bet on Associated British Foods for Free?

Investing, by its very nature, involves an element of risk. Nevertheless, if you want to open a Practice Account (free), that allows you to trial spread trading and check trading charts, see below for further details.

When looking at which trading option is right for you, also remember that spread betting in the UK is currently tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, capital gains tax or income tax.

If you're interested in a low cost spread trading platform then keep in mind that investors are able to financial spread bet on AB Foods without paying any brokers' fees or commissions through companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you'd like to open a Test Account / Demo Account which allows you to try out financial spread betting, and trading markets such as EUR/GBP, the FTSE 100, crude oil and AB Foods, then look at: All of the above spread trading companies currently offer a Test Account which investors can use to try out new ideas, access professional level charts and gain experience with an array of orders.

How to Spread Bet on Associated British Foods

How to Spread Bet on Associated British Foods?

If an investor wants to invest in firms like AB Foods then one solution is a spread bet on the AB Foods share price.

Looking at a financial spread betting website like, we can see they have priced the AB Foods Rolling Daily market at 1359.3p - 1361.7p. This means an investor can spread bet on the AB Foods share price:

  AB Foods Trading Example Going above 1361.7p, or
  AB Foods Spread Trading Example Going below 1359.3p

Whilst making a spread bet on UK shares you trade in £x per penny. So, if you decided to risk £4 per penny and the AB Foods shares move 35p then that would be a difference to your profit/loss of £140. £4 per penny x 35p = £140.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

Note that this is a Rolling Daily Market and therefore there is no set settlement date for this market. If a trade is still open when the markets close at the end of the day, it simply rolls over to the next trading day.

If your bet does roll over and you are speculating on the market to:

  AB Foods Spread Trading Example Rise - then you will normally be charged a small financing fee, or
  AB Foods Spread Trading Example Fall - then a small payment is often credited to your account

For more information on Rolling Daily Markets, and a fully worked example, please see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

AB Foods Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Trading Example

So, if you think about the spread of 1359.3p - 1361.7p and assume:
  • You have completed your research, and
  • You think the AB Foods shares are likely to increase and go higher than 1361.7p
Then you may decide to buy at 1361.7p and risk, letís say, £4 per penny.

So, you gain £4 for every penny that the AB Foods shares go above 1361.7p. Nevertheless, it also means that you will make a loss of £4 for every penny that the AB Foods market goes below 1361.7p.

Looked at another way, if you were to buy a spread bet then your P&L is found by taking the difference between the closing price of the market and the initial price you bought the spread at. You then multiply that difference in price by your stake.

With this in mind, if after a few trading sessions the share price started to rise you might decide to close your spread bet to secure your profit. As an example, if the market increased then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, might change to 1395.7p - 1398.1p. You would settle your position by selling at 1395.7p. As a result, with the same £4 stake your profit would be:

Your profits (or losses) = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Your profits (or losses) = (1395.7p - 1361.7p) x £4 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = 34.0p x £4 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = £136.00 profit

Financial spread trading on shares doesn't always work out as you would have liked. With this example, you wanted the share price to rise. Naturally, the share price might decrease.

If the AB Foods stock had fallen then you might decide to close/settle your position in order to limit your losses.

Should the market drop to 1323.6p - 1326.0p you would close your trade by selling at 1323.6p. That would mean you would lose:

Your profits (or losses) = (Closing Level - Initial Level) x stake
Your profits (or losses) = (1323.6p - 1361.7p) x £4 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = -38.1p x £4 per penny stake
Your profits (or losses) = -£152.40 loss

Note: AB Foods Rolling Daily spread correct as of 19-Oct-12.

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'Associated British Foods Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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