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Meta Platforms Stock Competitors

$168.19
+8.16 (+5.10%)
(As of 07/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$157.02
$168.25
50-Day Range
$155.85
$223.41
52-Week Range
$154.25
$384.33
Volume
28.55 million shs
Average Volume
29.96 million shs
Market Capitalization
$455.18 billion
P/E Ratio
12.72
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$299.29

META Vs. GOOG, GOOGL, TSM, NVDA, VZ, AVGO, ORCL, ASML, CSCO, and ADBE

Should you be buying Meta Platforms stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Meta Platforms include Alphabet (GOOG), Alphabet (GOOGL), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Broadcom (AVGO), Oracle (ORCL), ASML (ASML), Cisco Systems (CSCO), and Adobe (ADBE). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Meta Platforms vs.

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Meta Platforms received 2142 more outperform votes than Alphabet when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 83.99% of users gave Alphabet an outperform vote while only 83.67% of users gave Meta Platforms an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Meta PlatformsOutperform Votes
4518
83.67%
Underperform Votes
882
16.33%
AlphabetOutperform Votes
2376
83.99%
Underperform Votes
453
16.01%

In the previous week, Alphabet had 11 more articles in the media than Meta Platforms. MarketBeat recorded 26 mentions for Alphabet and 15 mentions for Meta Platforms. Alphabet's average media sentiment score of 0.17 beat Meta Platforms' score of -0.02 indicating that Alphabet is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Meta Platforms
0 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Alphabet
7 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Meta Platforms has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

65.5% of Meta Platforms shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.2% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.6% of Meta Platforms shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of Alphabet shares are owned by company 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.

Meta Platforms presently has a consensus target price of $297.62, indicating a potential upside of 76.95%. Alphabet has a consensus target price of $3,323.07, indicating a potential upside of 45.89%. Given Meta Platforms' higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Meta Platforms is more favorable than Alphabet.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Meta Platforms
1 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
32 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Alphabet
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
28 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Meta Platforms has a net margin of 31.20% compared to Alphabet's net margin of 27.57%. Alphabet's return on equity of 30.18% beat Meta Platforms' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Meta Platforms 31.20% 28.74% 22.28%
Alphabet 27.57% 30.18% 21.31%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Meta Platforms$117.93 billion3.86$39.37 billion$13.2212.72
Alphabet$257.64 billion5.82$76.03 billion$110.5620.60

Summary

Alphabet beats Meta Platforms on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricMeta PlatformsComputer & Data IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$433.09B$42.05B$12.06B$5.58B
Dividend YieldN/A0.77%2.72%3.39%
P/E Ratio12.7242.53163.0010.66
Price / Sales3.864,818.26784.91102.66
Price / Cash9.2031.2529.9965.33
Price / Book3.673.5916.897.50
Net Income$39.37B$2.26B$768.15M$235.23M
7 Day Performance2.59%2.86%-0.44%0.96%
1 Month Performance-13.42%-5.67%-7.20%-4.24%
1 Year Performance-52.32%-51.13%141.90%-29.93%

Meta Platforms Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GOOG
Alphabet
2.5939 of 5 stars
$2,277.74
+4.4%
$3,323.07
+45.9%
-11.5%$1.44T$257.64B20.60156,500
GOOGL
Alphabet
2.8695 of 5 stars
$2,265.26
+4.2%
$3,275.58
+44.6%
-9.6%$1.43T$257.64B20.49156,500Analyst Report
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
2.2351 of 5 stars
$76.11
-1.2%
$137.50
+80.7%
-36.0%$394.71B$56.82B16.6965,152Gap Down
NVDA
NVIDIA
2.8343 of 5 stars
$149.64
+3.0%
$266.41
+78.0%
-27.0%$363.08B$26.91B40.1222,473Analyst Report
Gap Down
VZ
Verizon Communications
2.7476 of 5 stars
$51.42
-0.4%
$57.14
+11.1%
-8.9%$215.95B$133.61B9.98118,400
AVGO
Broadcom
3.0169 of 5 stars
$476.30
-0.3%
$683.17
+43.4%
+1.7%$192.96B$27.45B23.6120,000News Coverage
ORCL
Oracle
3.3888 of 5 stars
$71.99
+1.6%
$90.26
+25.4%
-12.0%$188.86B$42.44B30.00143,000
ASML
ASML
2.4894 of 5 stars
$432.40
-3.9%
$788.67
+82.4%
-37.1%$184.33B$21.29B25.9532,016Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.9517 of 5 stars
$41.96
-0.6%
$55.05
+31.2%
-21.6%$176.41B$49.82B14.7279,500
ADBE
Adobe
3.0031 of 5 stars
$376.49
+2.2%
$489.31
+30.0%
-36.5%$172.45B$15.79B36.7725,988Analyst Revision
TMUS
T-Mobile US
2.2736 of 5 stars
$137.56
+0.5%
$165.78
+20.5%
-6.0%$171.85B$80.12B61.4175,000
CRM
Salesforce
2.7421 of 5 stars
$172.20
+2.4%
$271.32
+57.6%
-30.6%$167.36B$26.49B167.1973,541Insider Selling
T
AT&T
2.3624 of 5 stars
$21.17
-0.7%
$24.56
+16.0%
-27.6%$151.56B$168.86B8.93203,000
INTC
Intel
2.6413 of 5 stars
$36.69
+1.0%
$52.42
+42.9%
-35.4%$148.59B$79.02B6.09121,100
QCOM
QUALCOMM
3.3126 of 5 stars
$125.83
+1.9%
$195.29
+55.2%
-11.7%$140.93B$33.57B12.8845,000Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
TXN
Texas Instruments
2.7041 of 5 stars
$149.10
+0.4%
$191.58
+28.5%
-22.4%$137.49B$18.34B17.0631,000Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
IBM
International Business Machines
2.4016 of 5 stars
$137.62
-2.5%
$147.25
+7.0%
-1.7%$126.93B$57.35B22.56345,000
AMD
Advanced Micro Devices
2.7876 of 5 stars
$75.20
+2.1%
$136.04
+80.9%
-20.6%$119.38B$16.43B27.9615,500Gap Down
INTU
Intuit
3.1581 of 5 stars
$400.22
+3.1%
$562.56
+40.6%
-19.6%$109.53B$9.63B45.3813,500Short Interest ↓
NOW
ServiceNow
2.3771 of 5 stars
$495.93
+2.4%
$638.14
+28.7%
-10.1%$97.09B$5.90B450.8516,881
PYPL
PayPal
2.7636 of 5 stars
$74.40
+4.2%
$153.59
+106.4%
-74.4%$86.16B$25.37B24.5530,900
INFY
Infosys
2.3812 of 5 stars
$18.67
-1.0%
$26.75
+43.3%
-11.4%$79.00B$16.31B26.67314,015Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.87 of 5 stars
$86.00
-0.3%
$151.27
+75.9%
-37.8%$75.05B$23.06B11.4727,000Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
ADI
Analog Devices
2.998 of 5 stars
$143.07
+0.1%
$197.80
+38.3%
-16.2%$74.29B$7.32B40.5324,700Gap Down
AMX
América Móvil
1.7833 of 5 stars
$20.15
-1.8%
$20.50
+1.7%
+34.9%$65.89B$42.20B6.00181,205Upcoming Earnings
NTES
NetEase
2.6735 of 5 stars
$92.32
-1.2%
$128.50
+39.2%
-18.5%$61.20B$13.75B23.4932,064Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
MU
Micron Technology
3.1518 of 5 stars
$56.73
+5.7%
$87.42
+54.1%
-29.4%$59.91B$27.71B6.4743,000Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
ABNB
Airbnb
2.4803 of 5 stars
$95.94
+5.0%
$185.13
+93.0%
-36.1%$58.77B$5.99B82.716,132Gap Down
LRCX
Lam Research
3.3013 of 5 stars
$388.77
-1.5%
$642.68
+65.3%
-38.4%$54.77B$14.63B12.1514,100Gap Down
High Trading Volume
BIDU
Baidu
2.58 of 5 stars
$154.25
+1.8%
$231.47
+50.1%
-21.6%$52.35B$19.54B-20.6245,500
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.5025 of 5 stars
$521.14
+2.5%
$720.00
+38.2%
N/A$51.92BN/A0.0011,527Positive News
RELX
Relx
0.7887 of 5 stars
$26.32
-1.6%
N/A-3.9%$50.66B$9.96B0.0033,500Analyst Report
Gap Down
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
2.0997 of 5 stars
$521.14
+2.5%
$628.56
+20.6%
+39.8%$50.64B$4.26B-130.9410,473
SNOW
Snowflake
2.2569 of 5 stars
$154.90
+7.2%
$216.93
+40.0%
-34.7%$48.73B$1.22B-73.413,992Short Interest ↑
VMW
VMware
2.0951 of 5 stars
$114.03
0.0%
$139.91
+22.7%
-27.7%$48.06B$12.85B29.4737,500
SNPS
Synopsys
2.3636 of 5 stars
$302.91
+0.6%
$377.91
+24.8%
+8.5%$46.34B$4.20B47.1116,361Insider Selling
FTNT
Fortinet
2.7441 of 5 stars
$59.00
+2.8%
$71.96
+22.0%
+18.9%$46.05B$3.34B77.2310,195Gap Down
UBER
Uber Technologies
2.105 of 5 stars
$22.52
+5.5%
$54.77
+143.2%
-56.4%$44.22B$17.46B-6.8229,300
KLAC
KLA
3.4198 of 5 stars
$295.56
-0.2%
$431.50
+46.0%
-5.2%$44.21B$6.92B14.3511,550Gap Down
VOD
Vodafone Group Public
1.9028 of 5 stars
$15.38
-1.5%
$114.42
+643.9%
-10.3%$43.26B$52.98B0.00104,000Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
Gap Down
SHOP
Shopify
2.0557 of 5 stars
$34.00
+8.2%
$88.39
+160.0%
-76.8%$42.81B$4.61B272.0010,000Analyst Report
News Coverage
ROP
Roper Technologies
2.5101 of 5 stars
$401.59
+0.2%
$494.47
+23.1%
-15.0%$42.53B$5.78B14.8519,300
SE
SEA
1.5347 of 5 stars
$75.34
+9.1%
$211.67
+180.9%
-72.5%$42.02B$9.96B-18.6067,300Gap Down
CRWD
CrowdStrike
2.3733 of 5 stars
$187.02
+4.3%
$248.57
+32.9%
-26.0%$41.60B$1.45B-236.734,965
CDNS
Cadence Design Systems
2 of 5 stars
$151.64
+1.3%
$186.27
+22.8%
+9.9%$41.26B$2.99B56.799,300
NXPI
NXP Semiconductors
3.0331 of 5 stars
$145.91
-0.1%
$218.74
+49.9%
-28.0%$38.36B$11.06B18.1331,000Gap Down
APH
Amphenol
2.6406 of 5 stars
$63.95
+0.3%
$82.40
+28.9%
-8.6%$38.07B$10.88B23.7790,000
ADSK
Autodesk
2.6348 of 5 stars
$176.90
+1.7%
$262.00
+48.1%
-40.6%$37.77B$4.39B80.4112,600
WDAY
Workday
2.4374 of 5 stars
$146.37
+2.8%
$253.27
+73.0%
-38.6%$37.18B$5.14B-1,219.7515,200Gap Down
ZM
Zoom Video Communications
2.8422 of 5 stars
$120.42
+8.5%
$169.42
+40.7%
-69.0%$35.93B$4.10B29.236,787
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