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S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead

Hill & Smith (HILS) Competitors

GBX 1,958
+20.00 (+1.03%)
(As of 04/15/2024 ET)

HILS vs. BBY, MGNS, KLR, RNWH, BAB, KIE, HAS, TPK, PAGE, and RHIM

Should you be buying Hill & Smith stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hill & Smith include Balfour Beatty (BBY), Morgan Sindall Group (MGNS), Keller Group (KLR), Renew (RNWH), Babcock International Group (BAB), Kier Group (KIE), Hays (HAS), Travis Perkins (TPK), PageGroup (PAGE), and RHI Magnesita (RHIM). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Hill & Smith vs.

Hill & Smith (LON:HILS) and Balfour Beatty (LON:BBY) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, profitability, earnings, valuation, community ranking, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Hill & Smith pays an annual dividend of GBX 43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Balfour Beatty pays an annual dividend of GBX 12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Hill & Smith pays out 5,058.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Balfour Beatty pays out 2,857.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Balfour Beatty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Hill & Smith presently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,903.33, suggesting a potential downside of 2.79%. Given Hill & Smith's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hill & Smith is more favorable than Balfour Beatty.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill & Smith
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Balfour Beatty
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Balfour Beatty received 324 more outperform votes than Hill & Smith when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 70.39% of users gave Hill & Smith an outperform vote while only 65.42% of users gave Balfour Beatty an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Hill & SmithOutperform Votes
321
70.39%
Underperform Votes
135
29.61%
Balfour BeattyOutperform Votes
645
65.42%
Underperform Votes
341
34.58%

78.5% of Hill & Smith shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of Balfour Beatty shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Hill & Smith shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Balfour Beatty shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Hill & Smith has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Balfour Beatty has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Hill & Smith had 2 more articles in the media than Balfour Beatty. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Hill & Smith and 1 mentions for Balfour Beatty. Balfour Beatty's average media sentiment score of 0.59 beat Hill & Smith's score of 0.04 indicating that Balfour Beatty is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hill & Smith
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Balfour Beatty
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hill & Smith has a net margin of 8.29% compared to Balfour Beatty's net margin of 2.47%. Hill & Smith's return on equity of 16.79% beat Balfour Beatty's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hill & Smith8.29% 16.79% 9.72%
Balfour Beatty 2.47%14.98%1.61%

Balfour Beatty has higher revenue and earnings than Hill & Smith. Balfour Beatty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hill & Smith, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hill & Smith£829.80M1.89£68.80M£0.852,303.53
Balfour Beatty£7.99B0.25£197M£0.42879.52

Summary

Hill & Smith beats Balfour Beatty on 13 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HILS vs. The Competition

MetricHill & SmithEngineering & Construction IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£1.57B£1.75B£3.95B£1.48B
Dividend Yield2.22%3.82%4.04%12.28%
P/E Ratio2,303.53432.70400.831,868.65
Price / Sales1.8942.32653.82375,949.42
Price / Cash51.3013.2927.7334.70
Price / Book3.693.044.212.46
Net Income£68.80M£64.04M£214.95M£190.71M
7 Day Performance0.72%-0.99%1.66%4.92%
1 Month Performance3.49%-1.08%8.75%4.22%
1 Year Performance40.06%19.15%20.24%21.88%

Hill & Smith Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BBY
Balfour Beatty
0 of 5 stars
GBX 369.80
-1.5%
N/A-1.1%£1.98B£7.99B880.4825,230Gap Down
MGNS
Morgan Sindall Group
2.6129 of 5 stars
GBX 2,240
-1.1%
N/A+30.0%£1.04B£4.12B896.007,498Gap Down
KLR
Keller Group
1.4688 of 5 stars
GBX 1,078
+0.4%
GBX 1,300
+20.6%
+57.7%£784.57M£2.97B898.3310,000Gap Down
RNWH
Renew
0.2212 of 5 stars
GBX 920
+1.8%
GBX 950
+3.3%
+36.8%£728.09M£921.55M1,559.324,361Dividend Increase
BAB
Babcock International Group
0.1496 of 5 stars
GBX 500.50
-2.5%
GBX 526.80
+5.3%
+72.9%£2.53B£4.47B8,341.6726,115
KIE
Kier Group
2.576 of 5 stars
GBX 125.20
-0.3%
GBX 210
+67.7%
+79.1%£558.96M£3.72B1,391.1110,286
HAS
Hays
3.3728 of 5 stars
GBX 97.05
-1.4%
GBX 150
+54.6%
-19.8%£1.53B£7.28B1,941.0012,300Gap Down
High Trading Volume
TPK
Travis Perkins
0 of 5 stars
GBX 750
+0.6%
GBX 863
+15.1%
-22.6%£1.59B£4.86B4,166.6719,172Gap Down
PAGE
PageGroup
1.1762 of 5 stars
GBX 491
-1.5%
GBX 515
+4.9%
-3.0%£1.62B£2.01B1,534.387,859News Coverage
Gap Down
RHIM
RHI Magnesita
0.5736 of 5 stars
GBX 3,450
-1.8%
GBX 4,033.33
+16.9%
+52.5%£1.63B£3.57B1,177.4715,659Gap Down

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