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Plug Power (PLUG) Competitors

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(As of 05/24/2024 04:00 PM ET)


Should you be buying Plug Power stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Plug Power include Hollysys Automation Technologies (HOLI), Powell Industries (POWL), Alamo Group (ALG), Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMBP), Clear Secure (YOU), Enerpac Tool Group (EPAC), Barnes Group (B), AZZ (AZZ), Kennametal (KMT), and Atmus Filtration Technologies (ATMU). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

Plug Power vs.

Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, community ranking, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, media sentiment, dividends and analyst recommendations.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hollysys Automation Technologies$777.37M1.78$106.93M$1.2118.36
Plug Power$891.34M2.71-$1.37B-$2.40-1.35

78.7% of Hollysys Automation Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.5% of Plug Power shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Plug Power shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Plug Power received 475 more outperform votes than Hollysys Automation Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.37% of users gave Plug Power an outperform vote while only 60.00% of users gave Hollysys Automation Technologies an outperform vote.

Hollysys Automation TechnologiesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Plug PowerOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Hollysys Automation Technologies has a net margin of 9.52% compared to Hollysys Automation Technologies' net margin of -181.96%. Plug Power's return on equity of 6.39% beat Hollysys Automation Technologies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hollysys Automation Technologies9.52% 6.39% 4.36%
Plug Power -181.96%-43.10%-27.11%

Plug Power has a consensus price target of $5.49, suggesting a potential upside of 68.88%. Given Hollysys Automation Technologies' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Plug Power is more favorable than Hollysys Automation Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hollysys Automation Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Plug Power
4 Sell rating(s)
15 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Plug Power had 4 more articles in the media than Hollysys Automation Technologies. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Plug Power and 11 mentions for Hollysys Automation Technologies. Plug Power's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat Hollysys Automation Technologies' score of 0.63 indicating that Hollysys Automation Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hollysys Automation Technologies
4 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Plug Power
8 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Hollysys Automation Technologies has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plug Power has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Plug Power beats Hollysys Automation Technologies on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricPlug PowerElectrical industrial apparatus IndustryIndustrial SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$2.41B$1.65B$9.49B$8.04B
Dividend YieldN/A0.54%2.04%3.96%
P/E Ratio-1.3520.9320.5318.26
Price / Sales2.71391.945.7874.09
Price / CashN/A167.6315.7628.78
Price / Book0.682.743.744.40
Net Income-$1.37B-$160.91M$465.74M$213.17M
7 Day Performance1.56%2.02%-1.15%-1.32%
1 Month Performance34.85%7.68%9.42%3.18%
1 Year Performance-60.61%-10.92%11.87%7.53%

Plug Power Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Hollysys Automation Technologies
0 of 5 stars
N/A+35.7%$1.38B$777.37M18.405,042Analyst Forecast
Powell Industries
0.7725 of 5 stars
N/A+235.7%$2.25B$699.31M22.322,725High Trading Volume
Alamo Group
3.8831 of 5 stars
+11.1%$2.34B$1.69B17.284,350Positive News
Ardagh Metal Packaging
1.3824 of 5 stars
+6.2%$2.44B$4.82B-29.146,400Positive News
Clear Secure
3.883 of 5 stars
Enerpac Tool Group
2.1417 of 5 stars
+46.5%$2.08B$598.20M30.242,100Positive News
Barnes Group
1.2525 of 5 stars
3.2246 of 5 stars
1.436 of 5 stars
-0.9%$2.08B$2.08B19.558,739Positive News
Atmus Filtration Technologies
3.2106 of 5 stars

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This page (NASDAQ:PLUG) was last updated on 5/28/2024 by Staff

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