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S&P 500   4,967.23
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Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers
A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion
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Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

SunOpta (STKL) Competitors

$5.96
+0.06 (+1.02%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

STKL vs. UVV, LVRO, EWCZ, BIOX, LESL, MATW, AVO, NUS, WALD, and AFRI

Should you be buying SunOpta stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of SunOpta include Universal (UVV), Lavoro (LVRO), European Wax Center (EWCZ), Bioceres Crop Solutions (BIOX), Leslie's (LESL), Matthews International (MATW), Mission Produce (AVO), Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), Waldencast (WALD), and Forafric Global (AFRI). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

SunOpta vs.

Universal (NYSE:UVV) and SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, community ranking, media sentiment, dividends and profitability.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Universal$2.57B0.49$124.05M$5.319.69
SunOpta$630.30M1.12-$175.02M-$1.53-3.90

Universal has a net margin of 4.98% compared to Universal's net margin of -22.85%. SunOpta's return on equity of 7.46% beat Universal's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal4.98% 7.46% 3.81%
SunOpta -22.85%4.05%1.24%

81.0% of Universal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of SunOpta shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Universal shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of SunOpta shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Universal has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunOpta has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, SunOpta had 5 more articles in the media than Universal. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for SunOpta and 0 mentions for Universal. Universal's average media sentiment score of 0.20 beat SunOpta's score of 0.00 indicating that SunOpta is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Universal Neutral
SunOpta Neutral

SunOpta received 355 more outperform votes than Universal when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.02% of users gave SunOpta an outperform vote while only 58.33% of users gave Universal an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
UniversalOutperform Votes
182
58.33%
Underperform Votes
130
41.67%
SunOptaOutperform Votes
537
69.02%
Underperform Votes
241
30.98%

SunOpta has a consensus price target of $9.40, indicating a potential upside of 57.72%. Given Universal's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SunOpta is more favorable than Universal.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
SunOpta
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Summary

SunOpta beats Universal on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricSunOptaFarm IndustryStaples SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$705.07M$1.42B$14.55B$7.31B
Dividend YieldN/A2.66%2.91%3.99%
P/E Ratio-3.909.0619.8117.68
Price / Sales1.120.445.6284.35
Price / Cash16.799.7033.5434.42
Price / Book4.381.814.564.15
Net Income-$175.02M$363.55M$601.20M$214.00M
7 Day Performance-1.32%-2.29%-0.19%-3.52%
1 Month Performance-10.64%-3.00%-5.29%-5.50%
1 Year Performance-26.33%-2.79%-5.67%3.52%

SunOpta Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
UVV
Universal
2.3264 of 5 stars
$49.51
+0.1%
N/A-5.8%$1.22B$2.57B9.3228,000
LVRO
Lavoro
1.7813 of 5 stars
$5.84
-3.2%
$10.88
+86.2%
-3.6%$681.00M$1.79B-5.963,778Gap Down
High Trading Volume
EWCZ
European Wax Center
3.035 of 5 stars
$11.18
-2.2%
$17.00
+52.1%
-39.5%$679.41M$221.02M65.76120News Coverage
BIOX
Bioceres Crop Solutions
3.0446 of 5 stars
$12.43
-0.6%
$23.00
+85.0%
+10.6%$780.60M$419.80M38.84447Positive News
LESL
Leslie's
4.7475 of 5 stars
$4.29
-2.1%
$6.37
+48.4%
-58.1%$791.55M$1.45B42.904,100
MATW
Matthews International
4.3708 of 5 stars
$26.16
-1.8%
$59.00
+125.5%
-31.3%$802.59M$1.88B24.6812,000Analyst Revision
AVO
Mission Produce
2.4243 of 5 stars
$11.46
+0.6%
$11.50
+0.3%
+6.0%$811.94M$953.90M143.253,300Insider Selling
News Coverage
NUS
Nu Skin Enterprises
4.6652 of 5 stars
$12.29
+2.3%
$23.67
+92.6%
-68.2%$607.13M$1.97B68.253,700
WALD
Waldencast
2.811 of 5 stars
$5.61
-1.2%
$10.00
+78.3%
-38.7%$603.47M$166.13M0.00272Positive News
AFRI
Forafric Global
0 of 5 stars
$10.35
+0.8%
N/A-6.1%$588.71M$289.77M0.00750News Coverage
Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:STKL) was last updated on 4/20/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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