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Marks and Spencer Group (MKS) Competitors

GBX 309.60
+6.10 (+2.01%)
(As of 07/12/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Marks and Spencer Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Marks and Spencer Group include Laura Ashley (ALY), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), NEXT (NXT), Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), JD Sports Fashion (JD), DS Smith (SMDS), Taylor Wimpey (TW), Whitbread (WTB), The Berkeley Group (BKG), and Howden Joinery Group (HWDN).

Marks and Spencer Group vs.

Marks and Spencer Group (LON:MKS) and Laura Ashley (LON:ALY) are both consumer cyclical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, community ranking, media sentiment, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Marks and Spencer Group has a net margin of 3.23% compared to Laura Ashley's net margin of 0.00%. Marks and Spencer Group's return on equity of 13.81% beat Laura Ashley's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marks and Spencer Group3.23% 13.81% 5.65%
Laura Ashley N/A N/A N/A

Marks and Spencer Group currently has a consensus price target of GBX 322.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marks and Spencer Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Laura Ashley
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Marks and Spencer Group and Marks and Spencer Group both had 1 articles in the media. Laura Ashley's average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Marks and Spencer Group's score of 0.59 indicating that Laura Ashley is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Marks and Spencer Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Laura Ashley
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

51.2% of Marks and Spencer Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Marks and Spencer Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Marks and Spencer Group received 954 more outperform votes than Laura Ashley when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 66.10% of users gave Laura Ashley an outperform vote while only 56.34% of users gave Marks and Spencer Group an outperform vote.

Marks and Spencer GroupOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Laura AshleyOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Marks and Spencer Group has higher revenue and earnings than Laura Ashley. Laura Ashley is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marks and Spencer Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Marks and Spencer Group£12.53B0.51£405.30M£0.211,474.29
Laura Ashley£219.20M0.00N/A-£2.30N/A


Marks and Spencer Group beats Laura Ashley on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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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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MKS vs. The Competition

MetricMarks and Spencer GroupDepartment Stores IndustryCyclical SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£6.35B£7.57B£2.59B£1.80B
Dividend Yield1.04%1.86%4.28%10.14%
P/E Ratio1,474.2994.74340.562,127.68
Price / Sales0.5110.76339.49415,758.75
Price / Cash3.087.9528.0826.89
Price / Book2.144.942.072.77
Net Income£405.30M£381.16M£205.24M£172.66M
7 Day Performance4.77%1.05%1.24%90.24%
1 Month Performance4.81%0.49%0.77%86.32%
1 Year Performance58.85%0.41%1.78%109.61%

Marks and Spencer Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Laura Ashley
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 0.39
N/AN/A£2.84M£219.20M-0.172,980News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
InterContinental Hotels Group
0.1339 of 5 stars
0.13 / 5 stars
GBX 8,154
GBX 5,362.33
+54.3%£13.24B£3.73B2,349.8613,462Positive News
0.0247 of 5 stars
0.02 / 5 stars
GBX 8,674
GBX 7,350
+31.2%£11.02B£5.49B1,322.2631,947Positive News
Smurfit Kappa Group
0.1219 of 5 stars
0.12 / 5 stars
GBX 3,656
GBX 4,015
+28.9%£9.55B£11.27B1,474.1947,000High Trading Volume
JD Sports Fashion
3.0259 of 5 stars
3.03 / 5 stars
GBX 113.65
GBX 546.75
-22.9%£5.89B£10.49B2,841.2575,149Insider Buying
News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
DS Smith
0.2911 of 5 stars
0.29 / 5 stars
GBX 420
GBX 391.67
Taylor Wimpey
0.9763 of 5 stars
0.98 / 5 stars
GBX 154.40
GBX 133.67
+49.8%£5.47B£3.51B1,544.004,719News Coverage
High Trading Volume
0.2628 of 5 stars
0.26 / 5 stars
GBX 2,915
GBX 3,122.50
-12.8%£5.31B£2.96B1,821.8839,000High Trading Volume
The Berkeley Group
0.5142 of 5 stars
0.51 / 5 stars
GBX 4,728
GBX 4,583.33
+21.3%£5.01B£2.54B1,123.042,802News Coverage
Howden Joinery Group
0.2628 of 5 stars
0.26 / 5 stars
GBX 880
GBX 873.33
+41.9%£4.84B£2.31B1,913.0412,000News Coverage
High Trading Volume

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This page (LON:MKS) was last updated on 7/14/2024 by Staff

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