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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Associated British Foods (ABF) Competitors

GBX 2,447
+5.00 (+0.20%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

ABF vs. TSCO, IMB, BNZL, CCH, RKT, SBRY, BME, BATS, DGE, and TATE

Should you be buying Associated British Foods stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Associated British Foods include Tesco (TSCO), Imperial Brands (IMB), Bunzl (BNZL), Coca-Cola HBC (CCH), Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT), J Sainsbury (SBRY), B&M European Value Retail (BME), British American Tobacco (BATS), Diageo (DGE), and Tate & Lyle (TATE). These companies are all part of the "consumer defensive" sector.

Associated British Foods vs.

Tesco (LON:TSCO) and Associated British Foods (LON:ABF) are both large-cap consumer defensive companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and media sentiment.

Associated British Foods has a net margin of 5.29% compared to Associated British Foods' net margin of 2.13%. Associated British Foods' return on equity of 11.11% beat Tesco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tesco2.13% 11.11% 3.68%
Associated British Foods 5.29%9.39%4.53%

Tesco received 172 more outperform votes than Associated British Foods when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 73.02% of users gave Associated British Foods an outperform vote while only 61.60% of users gave Tesco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
TescoOutperform Votes
1333
61.60%
Underperform Votes
831
38.40%
Associated British FoodsOutperform Votes
1161
73.02%
Underperform Votes
429
26.98%

Tesco has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Associated British Foods has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Tesco pays an annual dividend of GBX 11 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Associated British Foods pays an annual dividend of GBX 47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Tesco pays out 5,500.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Associated British Foods pays out 3,507.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Tesco currently has a consensus target price of GBX 308.33, indicating a potential upside of 9.57%. Associated British Foods has a consensus target price of GBX 2,041.67, indicating a potential downside of 16.56%. Given Associated British Foods' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tesco is more favorable than Associated British Foods.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tesco
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Associated British Foods
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Tesco has higher revenue and earnings than Associated British Foods. Tesco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Associated British Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Tesco£67.39B0.29£1.43B£0.201,407.00
Associated British Foods£19.75B0.93£1.04B£1.341,826.12

65.1% of Tesco shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.9% of Associated British Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Tesco shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 58.6% of Associated British Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Tesco had 3 more articles in the media than Associated British Foods. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Tesco and 2 mentions for Associated British Foods. Associated British Foods' average media sentiment score of 1.15 beat Tesco's score of 0.00 indicating that Tesco is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Tesco
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Associated British Foods
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Tesco beats Associated British Foods on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding ABF and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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ABF vs. The Competition

MetricAssociated British FoodsPackaged Foods IndustryDefensive SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£18.44B£2.19B£4.90B£1.61B
Dividend Yield1.88%2.81%3.24%10.71%
P/E Ratio1,826.12191.78243.701,947.57
Price / Sales0.9341.92142.26393,020.81
Price / Cash6.1497.35124.0426.08
Price / Book1.683.063.442.64
Net Income£1.04B£166.78M£202.60M£180.14M
7 Day Performance1.70%0.93%-0.13%-0.78%
1 Month Performance2.04%2.30%-0.34%8.96%
1 Year Performance19.60%-2.11%-2.72%13.44%

Associated British Foods Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
TSCO
Tesco
0.6677 of 5 stars
GBX 280.80
-1.9%
GBX 308.33
+9.8%
+2.5%£19.77B£67.39B1,404.00330,000Positive News
IMB
Imperial Brands
0.6243 of 5 stars
GBX 1,716.50
-0.8%
GBX 2,171
+26.5%
-8.5%£14.88B£18.08B692.1425,200Dividend Increase
BNZL
Bunzl
0.2248 of 5 stars
GBX 2,968
-0.9%
GBX 2,875
-3.1%
-5.5%£9.97B£11.80B1,927.2724,528News Coverage
CCH
Coca-Cola HBC
1.5268 of 5 stars
GBX 2,378
-1.3%
GBX 2,860
+20.3%
+3.5%£8.68B£10.18B1,606.7632,700Insider Buying
News Coverage
RKT
Reckitt Benckiser Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 4,140
-1.0%
N/A-35.2%£29.33B£14.61B1,823.7940,000Analyst Report
News Coverage
Negative News
SBRY
J Sainsbury
0.3292 of 5 stars
GBX 257
-1.3%
GBX 280
+8.9%
-7.3%£6.12B£32.07B8,566.67152,000Analyst Report
News Coverage
BME
B&M European Value Retail
0.9797 of 5 stars
GBX 500
-2.1%
GBX 579.60
+15.9%
+3.5%£5B£5.22B1,428.5739,484Analyst Report
News Coverage
Positive News
BATS
British American Tobacco
1.3843 of 5 stars
GBX 2,267
-0.9%
GBX 3,433.33
+51.4%
-20.7%£50.55B£27.28B-350.3946,725
DGE
Diageo
0.1789 of 5 stars
GBX 2,746
-0.9%
GBX 3,180
+15.8%
-23.3%£61.24B£21.64B1,842.9530,269Analyst Report
Positive News
TATE
Tate & Lyle
1.1254 of 5 stars
GBX 619.50
-0.3%
GBX 858.33
+38.6%
-21.1%£2.49B£1.76B1,440.703,604

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This page (LON:ABF) was last updated on 4/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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