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NASDAQ:PLUG

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$48.78
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Today's Range
$48.41
Now: $48.78
$51.73
50-Day Range
$43.34
MA: $60.85
$73.18
52-Week Range
$2.53
Now: $48.78
$75.49
Volume24.52 million shs
Average Volume45.75 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.89 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.81

Competitors

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) Vs. ITW, ABB, ETN, EMR, JCI, and ROP

Should you be buying PLUG stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "industrial products" are considered alternatives and competitors to Plug Power, including Illinois Tool Works (ITW), ABB (ABB), Eaton (ETN), Emerson Electric (EMR), Johnson Controls International (JCI), and Roper Technologies (ROP).

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Illinois Tool Works and Plug Power's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Illinois Tool Works$14.11 billion4.63$2.52 billion$7.7526.65
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47

Illinois Tool Works has higher revenue and earnings than Plug Power. Plug Power is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Illinois Tool Works, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Illinois Tool Works and Plug Power, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Illinois Tool Works111402.19
Plug Power111202.79

Illinois Tool Works presently has a consensus target price of $204.6875, suggesting a potential downside of 0.88%. Plug Power has a consensus target price of $52.6923, suggesting a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Plug Power's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Plug Power is more favorable than Illinois Tool Works.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.4% of Illinois Tool Works shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of Plug Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Illinois Tool Works shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Plug Power shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Illinois Tool Works has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Illinois Tool Works and Plug Power's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Illinois Tool Works16.77%80.95%14.37%
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%

Summary

Illinois Tool Works beats Plug Power on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and ABB (NYSE:ABB) 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 profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.9% of Plug Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.1% of ABB shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Plug Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Plug Power and ABB's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47
ABB$27.98 billion2.31$1.44 billion$1.2424.01

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

Profitability

This table compares Plug Power and ABB's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%
ABB21.33%15.47%4.64%

Volatility and Risk

Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ABB has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Plug Power and ABB, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Plug Power111202.79
ABB57401.94

Plug Power presently has a consensus price target of $52.6923, indicating a potential upside of 8.02%. ABB has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential downside of 17.70%. Given Plug Power's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Plug Power is more favorable than ABB.

Eaton (NYSE:ETN) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Eaton and Plug Power, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Eaton071002.59
Plug Power111202.79

Eaton presently has a consensus target price of $121.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.68%. Plug Power has a consensus target price of $52.6923, indicating a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Plug Power's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Plug Power is more favorable than Eaton.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eaton and Plug Power's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Eaton$21.39 billion2.49$2.21 billion$5.6723.63
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47

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

Profitability

This table compares Eaton and Plug Power's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Eaton7.53%11.94%5.66%
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.9% of Eaton shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of Plug Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Eaton shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Plug Power shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Eaton has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Eaton beats Plug Power on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Plug Power and Emerson Electric's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%
Emerson Electric11.71%25.98%9.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Plug Power and Emerson Electric, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Plug Power111202.79
Emerson Electric041102.73

Plug Power currently has a consensus target price of $52.6923, indicating a potential upside of 8.02%. Emerson Electric has a consensus target price of $82.8571, indicating a potential downside of 5.45%. Given Plug Power's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Plug Power is more favorable than Emerson Electric.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Plug Power and Emerson Electric's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47
Emerson Electric$16.79 billion3.13$1.97 billion$3.4625.33

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.9% of Plug Power shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Emerson Electric shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Plug Power shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Emerson Electric shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emerson Electric has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Emerson Electric beats Plug Power on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Johnson Controls International has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, suggesting that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Johnson Controls International and Plug Power, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Johnson Controls International091102.55
Plug Power111202.79

Johnson Controls International currently has a consensus target price of $46.2105, suggesting a potential downside of 19.56%. Plug Power has a consensus target price of $52.6923, suggesting a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Plug Power's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Plug Power is more favorable than Johnson Controls International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Johnson Controls International and Plug Power's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Johnson Controls International$22.32 billion1.85$631 million$2.2425.65
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47

Johnson Controls International has higher revenue and earnings than Plug Power. Plug Power is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Johnson Controls International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.6% of Johnson Controls International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of Plug Power shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Johnson Controls International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Plug Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Johnson Controls International and Plug Power's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Johnson Controls International2.83%8.72%4.06%
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%

Summary

Johnson Controls International beats Plug Power on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.9% of Plug Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Plug Power shares are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Roper Technologies and Plug Power's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Roper Technologies28.89%13.53%6.70%
Plug Power-33.75%-37.12%-10.09%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Roper Technologies and Plug Power's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies$5.37 billion7.45$1.77 billion$13.0529.20
Plug Power$230.24 million99.42$-85,460,000.00($0.34)-143.47

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

Volatility and Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plug Power has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Roper Technologies and Plug Power, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Roper Technologies22402.25
Plug Power111202.79

Roper Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $414.1250, suggesting a potential upside of 8.67%. Plug Power has a consensus target price of $52.6923, suggesting a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Roper Technologies' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Roper Technologies is more favorable than Plug Power.

Summary

Roper Technologies beats Plug Power on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Plug Power Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Illinois Tool Works logo
ITW
Illinois Tool Works
2.7$206.50-0.0%$65.39 billion$14.11 billion31.29
ABB logo
ABB
ABB
2.0$29.77-1.6%$64.55 billion$27.98 billion11.36
Eaton logo
ETN
Eaton
2.3$133.97-0.2%$53.33 billion$21.39 billion39.40Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
Emerson Electric logo
EMR
Emerson Electric
2.6$87.63-0.9%$52.58 billion$16.79 billion27.05
Johnson Controls International logo
JCI
Johnson Controls International
2.1$57.45-0.5%$41.34 billion$22.32 billion67.59
Roper Technologies logo
ROP
Roper Technologies
2.2$381.09-1.0%$39.99 billion$5.37 billion25.66News Coverage
Parker-Hannifin logo
PH
Parker-Hannifin
2.3$295.97-0.5%$38.20 billion$13.70 billion32.38Increase in Short Interest
Cintas logo
CTAS
Cintas
2.0$342.40-0.7%$35.96 billion$7.09 billion38.43
Stanley Black & Decker logo
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
2.6$185.47-2.6%$29.84 billion$14.44 billion30.11
Rockwell Automation logo
ROK
Rockwell Automation
2.5$248.71-1.0%$28.89 billion$6.33 billion28.36
Ball logo
BLL
Ball
1.9$86.35-0.2%$28.32 billion$11.47 billion55.71
Zebra Technologies logo
ZBRA
Zebra Technologies
1.5$501.62-2.0%$26.82 billion$4.49 billion55.18Insider Selling
IAC/InterActiveCorp logo
IAC
IAC/InterActiveCorp
1.4$251.55-0.3%$21.47 billionN/A0.00
W.W. Grainger logo
GWW
W.W. Grainger
2.2$385.66-0.6%$20.20 billion$11.49 billion33.30
Ingersoll Rand logo
IR
Ingersoll Rand
1.4$46.80-1.4%$19.55 billion$2.45 billion-126.48Analyst Report
Xylem logo
XYL
Xylem
1.9$101.96-0.3%$18.38 billion$5.25 billion73.35Increase in Short Interest
Dover logo
DOV
Dover
2.4$127.15-0.2%$18.26 billion$7.14 billion27.64Unusual Options Activity
Amcor logo
AMCR
Amcor
2.2$11.43-1.2%$17.85 billion$12.47 billion17.86
IDEX logo
IEX
IDEX
1.7$199.77-0.1%$15.12 billion$2.49 billion40.85Increase in Short Interest
Avery Dennison logo
AVY
Avery Dennison
2.1$177.01-0.5%$14.70 billion$7.07 billion28.28Increase in Short Interest
Crown logo
CCK
Crown
1.9$98.66-0.3%$13.30 billion$11.67 billion25.83Dividend Announcement
Packaging Co. of America logo
PKG
Packaging Co. of America
2.3$136.41-0.4%$12.94 billion$6.96 billion27.45Dividend Announcement
Tenaris logo
TS
Tenaris
1.1$21.47-0.4%$12.67 billion$7.29 billion-21.47Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Fortune Brands Home & Security logo
FBHS
Fortune Brands Home & Security
2.3$85.22-1.2%$11.82 billion$5.76 billion24.28Increase in Short Interest
Graco logo
GGG
Graco
1.8$69.93-1.5%$11.80 billion$1.65 billion40.19
NortonLifeLock logo
NLOK
NortonLifeLock
2.3$19.94-1.4%$11.60 billion$2.49 billion3.94
Nordson logo
NDSN
Nordson
2.0$192.96-0.4%$11.21 billion$2.12 billion45.19Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Allegion logo
ALLE
Allegion
1.5$112.79-1.0%$10.23 billion$2.85 billion34.81
A. O. Smith logo
AOS
A. O. Smith
2.5$60.92-0.4%$9.86 billion$2.99 billion31.24Decrease in Short Interest
Hubbell logo
HUBB
Hubbell
2.1$180.98-0.6%$9.83 billion$4.59 billion26.61Increase in Short Interest
AGCO logo
AGCO
AGCO
1.8$129.11-2.0%$9.67 billion$9.04 billion47.82Decrease in Short Interest
Pentair logo
PNR
Pentair
2.2$57.70-1.0%$9.58 billion$2.96 billion27.48
The Middleby logo
MIDD
The Middleby
1.2$161.87-1.6%$9.00 billion$2.96 billion33.86Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
II-VI logo
IIVI
II-VI
1.7$84.95-2.2%$8.90 billion$2.38 billion-772.20
Reliance Steel & Aluminum logo
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
2.1$138.69-0.5%$8.84 billion$10.97 billion22.70
AptarGroup logo
ATR
AptarGroup
1.7$130.35-0.2%$8.49 billion$2.86 billion41.38
Berry Global Group logo
BERY
Berry Global Group
2.0$57.41-0.0%$7.69 billion$11.71 billion13.83
Donaldson logo
DCI
Donaldson
2.0$59.23-1.5%$7.48 billion$2.58 billion29.91Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Tetra Tech logo
TTEK
Tetra Tech
2.0$133.23-5.2%$7.22 billion$2.99 billion42.16
Lincoln Electric logo
LECO
Lincoln Electric
2.0$119.48-0.7%$7.13 billion$3.00 billion35.56
SiteOne Landscape Supply logo
SITE
SiteOne Landscape Supply
0.9$160.10-2.4%$7.08 billion$2.36 billion62.78Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Sealed Air logo
SEE
Sealed Air
1.9$43.62-1.3%$6.77 billion$4.79 billion14.59
MSA Safety logo
MSA
MSA Safety
2.0$159.32-5.2%$6.23 billion$1.40 billion45.13Insider Selling
Sonoco Products logo
SON
Sonoco Products
1.9$61.40-0.6%$6.17 billion$5.37 billion23.62
The Timken logo
TKR
The Timken
2.4$79.17-2.9%$5.99 billion$3.79 billion17.52Increase in Short Interest
Regal Beloit logo
RBC
Regal Beloit
2.0$139.68-1.2%$5.67 billion$3.24 billion32.48Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
Rexnord logo
RXN
Rexnord
1.8$46.23-0.6%$5.56 billion$2.07 billion36.12
ADT logo
ADT
ADT
1.9$7.18-7.8%$5.46 billion$5.13 billion-9.09Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Chart Industries logo
GTLS
Chart Industries
1.4$149.15-1.3%$5.38 billion$1.30 billion85.23Analyst Report
Colfax logo
CFX
Colfax
1.4$44.62-2.1%$5.29 billion$3.33 billion-892.40
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