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NASDAQ:LNDC

Landec Stock Competitors

$9.58
-0.23 (-2.34 %)
(As of 10/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$9.56
$9.82
50-Day Range
$9.14
$11.17
52-Week Range
$8.69
$12.88
Volume91,755 shs
Average Volume128,479 shs
Market Capitalization$282.25 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.05

Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, ALB, CE, RPM, ASH, BCPC, GRA, and KWR

Should you be buying Landec stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Landec include The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Albemarle (ALB), Celanese (CE), RPM International (RPM), Ashland Global (ASH), Balchem (BCPC), W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA), and Quaker Chemical (KWR). These companies are all part of the "specialty chemicals" industry.

Landec vs.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, media sentiment, earnings, dividends, profitability, community ranking and risk.

Ecolab has a net margin of 8.66% compared to Landec's net margin of -6.00%. Ecolab's return on equity of 20.14% beat Landec's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ecolab 8.66% 20.14% 6.98%
Landec -6.00% -1.53% -0.63%

Ecolab has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Landec has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Ecolab received 403 more outperform votes than Landec when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.47% of users gave Ecolab an outperform vote while only 62.11% of users gave Landec an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
EcolabOutperform Votes
685
69.47%
Underperform Votes
301
30.53%
LandecOutperform Votes
282
62.11%
Underperform Votes
172
37.89%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ecolab$11.79 billion5.31-$1.21 billion$4.0254.40
Landec$544.16 million0.52-$32.67 million-$0.08-119.75

In the previous week, Ecolab had 5 more articles in the media than Landec. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for Ecolab and 4 mentions for Landec. Landec's average media sentiment score of 0.55 beat Ecolab's score of 0.29 indicating that Landec is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Ecolab
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Landec
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

72.3% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Landec shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Ecolab shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Landec shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Ecolab presently has a consensus price target of $221.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.28%. Landec has a consensus price target of $12.67, suggesting a potential upside of 32.22%. Given Landec's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Landec is more favorable than Ecolab.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ecolab
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.54
Landec
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Summary

Ecolab beats Landec on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding LNDC 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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Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) vs. Its Competitors

TypeLandecCanned fruits & specialties IndustryStaples SectorNASDAQ Exchange
P/E Ratio-8.557.0341.7827.86
Net Margins-6.00%4.17%-47.60%-1,243.31%

Landec Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
3.1294 of 5 stars
$297.35
-0.3%
$346.88
-16.7%
+28.3%$78.29B$18.36B37.3161,031
ECL
Ecolab
2.7286 of 5 stars
$218.69
-0.7%
$221.50
-1.3%
+6.9%$62.56B$11.79B60.0844,000Short Interest ↓
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5958 of 5 stars
$145.52
-1.4%
$151.41
-4.0%
+25.2%$36.24B$5.08B119.2813,700
ALB
Albemarle
2.9098 of 5 stars
$236.91
-3.4%
$213.30
-10.0%
+153.6%$27.71B$3.13B38.405,900Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
CE
Celanese
2.737 of 5 stars
$163.98
-0.5%
$169.80
-3.5%
+36.5%$18.22B$5.66B7.517,658Upcoming Earnings
RPM
RPM International
2.7967 of 5 stars
$84.19
-0.8%
$93.67
-11.3%
-6.4%$10.92B$6.11B21.8114,621Ex-Dividend
Analyst Revision
ASH
Ashland Global
3.2156 of 5 stars
$96.13
-0.4%
$106.75
-11.0%
+25.9%$5.84B$2.33B32.814,500
BCPC
Balchem
2.5731 of 5 stars
$152.82
-1.2%
$152.50
-0.2%
+45.1%$4.95B$703.64M55.371,342
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.1873 of 5 stars
$69.99
-0.0%
$68.17
-2.6%
N/A$4.64B$1.73B60.344,000
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.6731 of 5 stars
$236.89
-0.5%
$300.00
-26.6%
+20.3%$4.24B$1.42B28.614,200
NEU
NewMarket
1.7165 of 5 stars
$374.26
-0.2%
N/A+1.8%$4.09B$2.01B14.382,105Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
SXT
Sensient Technologies
2.4698 of 5 stars
$96.26
-0.1%
$90.00
-6.5%
+40.6%$4.06B$1.33B35.263,948Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Positive News
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.5398 of 5 stars
$68.26
-0.1%
$71.00
-4.0%
+37.2%$3.59B$2.79B22.606,428
SCL
Stepan
2.4398 of 5 stars
$118.54
-0.8%
$130.00
-9.7%
+3.0%$2.66B$1.87B18.762,293Upcoming Earnings
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.9298 of 5 stars
$70.59
-1.7%
$69.00
-2.3%
+22.1%$2.37B$1.59B17.053,566News Coverage
IOSP
Innospec
2.7881 of 5 stars
$86.92
-1.4%
$110.00
-26.6%
+26.4%$2.14B$1.19B26.661,900Positive News
FOE
Ferro
1.4765 of 5 stars
$20.89
-0.1%
$22.00
-5.3%
+55.1%$1.73B$958.95M11.175,615
KRA
Kraton
1.8414 of 5 stars
$45.60
-0.1%
$46.50
-2.0%
+54.6%$1.47B$1.56B-4.061,808
FF
FutureFuel
1.9981 of 5 stars
$7.82
-0.1%
$1.30
-83.4%
-33.9%$342.23M$204.51M34.00474Short Interest ↓
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
1.5698 of 5 stars
$6.44
-1.9%
N/A+43.1%$121.41M$61.58M3.32136Short Interest ↓
Positive News
FTK
Flotek Industries
2.1515 of 5 stars
$1.04
-3.8%
$2.50
-140.4%
-64.6%$77.06M$53.14M-0.89147
This page was last updated on 10/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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