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Ferguson (FERG) Competitors

$202.31
+1.39 (+0.69%)
(As of 06/18/2024 ET)

FERG vs. WSO, WSO.B, CAT, ETN, ABBNY, DE, CTAS, ITW, PH, and EMR

Should you be buying Ferguson stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Ferguson include Watsco (WSO), Watsco (WSO.B), Caterpillar (CAT), Eaton (ETN), ABB (ABBNY), Deere & Company (DE), Cintas (CTAS), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Parker-Hannifin (PH), and Emerson Electric (EMR).

Ferguson vs.

Ferguson (NASDAQ:FERG) and Watsco (NYSE:WSO) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, community ranking, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Ferguson has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Watsco has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Ferguson pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Watsco pays an annual dividend of $10.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ferguson pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Watsco pays out 83.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Ferguson currently has a consensus price target of $221.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.46%. Watsco has a consensus price target of $404.25, indicating a potential downside of 15.72%. Given Ferguson's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ferguson is more favorable than Watsco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ferguson
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Watsco
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.29

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ferguson$29.73B1.36$1.89B$9.1521.94
Watsco$7.28B2.71$536.34M$13.0037.66

Watsco received 286 more outperform votes than Ferguson when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 55.46% of users gave Watsco an outperform vote while only 38.94% of users gave Ferguson an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
FergusonOutperform Votes
44
38.94%
Underperform Votes
69
61.06%
WatscoOutperform Votes
330
55.46%
Underperform Votes
265
44.54%

Watsco has a net margin of 7.03% compared to Ferguson's net margin of 6.33%. Ferguson's return on equity of 36.89% beat Watsco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ferguson6.33% 36.89% 12.09%
Watsco 7.03%19.26%12.65%

82.0% of Ferguson shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.7% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Ferguson shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of Watsco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Watsco had 3 more articles in the media than Ferguson. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for Watsco and 5 mentions for Ferguson. Watsco's average media sentiment score of 1.36 beat Ferguson's score of 1.08 indicating that Watsco is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Ferguson
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Watsco
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Watsco beats Ferguson on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FERG 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 NASDAQ 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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FERG vs. The Competition

MetricFergusonHardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies IndustryIndustrial SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$40.54B$19.51B$9.18B$8.46B
Dividend Yield1.57%2.09%2.07%4.10%
P/E Ratio21.9419.1617.1414.69
Price / Sales1.362.179.0766.07
Price / Cash18.6027.4114.8629.01
Price / Book9.687.903.524.29
Net Income$1.89B$742.27M$462.55M$215.32M
7 Day Performance-0.53%0.81%-1.18%-0.89%
1 Month Performance-4.73%-0.65%-5.65%-3.25%
1 Year Performance32.87%17.27%-0.53%1.00%

Ferguson Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WSO
Watsco
3.4456 of 5 stars
$478.62
-1.4%
$404.25
-15.5%
+32.7%$19.29B$7.28B36.827,425Positive News
WSO.B
Watsco
0 of 5 stars
$445.15
flat
N/A+28.9%$17.94B$7.28B34.245,200News Coverage
CAT
Caterpillar
4.1942 of 5 stars
$321.61
-1.5%
$323.35
+0.5%
+31.4%$157.28B$67.06B14.52113,200Dividend Increase
Buyback Announcement
ETN
Eaton
4.5061 of 5 stars
$318.99
-2.9%
$314.27
-1.5%
+70.1%$127.53B$23.66B37.6694,000Positive News
ABBNY
ABB
0 of 5 stars
$55.99
-1.6%
N/A+44.1%$105.37B$32.24B28.8650,300Positive News
DE
Deere & Company
3.82 of 5 stars
$378.03
+0.0%
$433.36
+14.6%
-6.9%$104.17B$61.25B11.3883,000Short Interest ↑
CTAS
Cintas
4.0868 of 5 stars
$695.69
+0.5%
$664.07
-4.5%
+44.0%$70.58B$8.82B48.0444,500Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
ITW
Illinois Tool Works
4.2474 of 5 stars
$235.17
-2.3%
$256.44
+9.0%
-3.6%$70.17B$16.06B23.1945,000Insider Buying
Short Interest ↓
PH
Parker-Hannifin
4.6325 of 5 stars
$503.30
-4.8%
$566.33
+12.5%
+37.1%$64.69B$19.07B23.7262,730Positive News
High Trading Volume
EMR
Emerson Electric
4.8537 of 5 stars
$106.49
-1.9%
$121.76
+14.3%
+22.8%$60.92B$15.17B5.7067,000Short Interest ↑
Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:FERG) was last updated on 6/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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