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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
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American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending
American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024
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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024
American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending
American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024
Intuitive Surgical Stock Can Trend Much Higher This Year 
3 Magnificent Seven Stocks Outperforming the Rest
Bargain Hunting: 3 Stocks With RSIs That Scream Oversold
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024
American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending
American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024
Intuitive Surgical Stock Can Trend Much Higher This Year 
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Smiths Group (SMIN) Competitors

GBX 1,586
-4.00 (-0.25%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

SMIN vs. WEIR, IMI, SPX, ROR, MRO, DPLM, EZJ, IAG, RS1, and ITRK

Should you be buying Smiths Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Smiths Group include The Weir Group (WEIR), IMI (IMI), Spirax-Sarco Engineering (SPX), Rotork (ROR), Melrose Industries (MRO), Diploma (DPLM), easyJet (EZJ), International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), RS Group (RS1), and Intertek Group (ITRK). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Smiths Group vs.

Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) and The Weir Group (LON:WEIR) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, media sentiment, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and community ranking.

Smiths Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 42 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. The Weir Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 39 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Smiths Group pays out 6,363.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. The Weir Group pays out 4,431.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

In the previous week, The Weir Group had 9 more articles in the media than Smiths Group. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for The Weir Group and 2 mentions for Smiths Group. Smiths Group's average media sentiment score of 0.38 beat The Weir Group's score of -0.22 indicating that Smiths Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Smiths Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
The Weir Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Smiths Group£3.05B1.81£233M£0.662,403.03
The Weir Group£2.64B1.95£229.20M£0.882,250.00

Smiths Group presently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,846.67, suggesting a potential upside of 16.44%. The Weir Group has a consensus target price of GBX 2,226.67, suggesting a potential upside of 12.46%. Given Smiths Group's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Smiths Group is more favorable than The Weir Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smiths Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
The Weir Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75

The Weir Group received 205 more outperform votes than Smiths Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 62.38% of users gave Smiths Group an outperform vote while only 59.37% of users gave The Weir Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Smiths GroupOutperform Votes
451
62.38%
Underperform Votes
272
37.62%
The Weir GroupOutperform Votes
656
59.37%
Underperform Votes
449
40.63%

73.7% of Smiths Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of The Weir Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Smiths Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of The Weir Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

The Weir Group has a net margin of 8.65% compared to Smiths Group's net margin of 7.65%. The Weir Group's return on equity of 13.38% beat Smiths Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smiths Group7.65% 10.12% 6.14%
The Weir Group 8.65%13.38%5.77%

Smiths Group has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Weir Group has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Weir Group beats Smiths Group 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 SMIN 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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SMIN vs. The Competition

MetricSmiths GroupSpecialty Industrial Machinery IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£5.51B£4.36B£3.87B£1.48B
Dividend Yield2.56%2.39%4.16%11.57%
P/E Ratio2,403.03247.62397.891,849.79
Price / Sales1.813,131.44601.61361,458.63
Price / Cash5.509.1327.1325.64
Price / Book2.612.383.742.56
Net Income£233M£471.87M£232.14M£187.65M
7 Day Performance-3.82%-0.69%-1.02%-0.69%
1 Month Performance-2.82%-0.38%5.30%8.40%
1 Year Performance-4.40%4.46%17.41%12.53%

Smiths Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WEIR
The Weir Group
0.5737 of 5 stars
GBX 2,008
-1.9%
GBX 2,226.67
+10.9%
+1.6%£5.21B£2.64B2,281.8212,391News Coverage
IMI
IMI
0.9915 of 5 stars
GBX 1,736
-3.6%
GBX 1,983.33
+14.2%
+15.0%£4.54B£2.20B1,866.6710,000
SPX
Spirax-Sarco Engineering
1.2543 of 5 stars
GBX 9,455
-0.8%
£101.50
+7.4%
-20.5%£6.96B£1.68B3,797.1910,000
ROR
Rotork
0.439 of 5 stars
GBX 323.80
-1.4%
GBX 336.67
+4.0%
-1.0%£2.79B£719.15M2,490.773,342News Coverage
MRO
Melrose Industries
0.6793 of 5 stars
GBX 631.60
-2.7%
GBX 590
-6.6%
+284.6%£8.34B£3.35B-31,580.0037,694
DPLM
Diploma
0.204 of 5 stars
GBX 3,526
-1.5%
GBX 3,450
-2.2%
+32.4%£4.73B£1.20B3,917.783,319Dividend Increase
EZJ
easyJet
1.3114 of 5 stars
GBX 512
-1.9%
GBX 663.75
+29.6%
+4.4%£3.86B£8.17B1,190.7016,697Dividend Cut
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IAG
International Consolidated Airlines Group
1.3706 of 5 stars
GBX 157.80
-1.7%
GBX 205
+29.9%
+12.9%£7.76B£29.45B366.9854,669
RS1
RS Group
1.0193 of 5 stars
GBX 696
-1.8%
GBX 1,013
+45.5%
-20.7%£3.30B£2.97B1,392.008,768
ITRK
Intertek Group
0.8509 of 5 stars
GBX 4,830
-0.6%
GBX 4,751
-1.6%
+19.3%£7.80B£3.33B2,639.3443,908Analyst Upgrade
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