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Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT) Competitors

$200.99
+4.00 (+2.03%)
(As of 04:10 PM ET)

AIT vs. MSA, RBC, MIDD, SITE, AA, BERY, GTLS, MLI, ADT, and ESAB

Should you be buying Applied Industrial Technologies stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Applied Industrial Technologies include MSA Safety (MSA), RBC Bearings (RBC), Middleby (MIDD), SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE), Alcoa (AA), Berry Global Group (BERY), Chart Industries (GTLS), Mueller Industries (MLI), ADT (ADT), and ESAB (ESAB). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

Applied Industrial Technologies vs.

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) and MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, community ranking, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Applied Industrial Technologies has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSA Safety has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Applied Industrial Technologies had 2 more articles in the media than MSA Safety. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for Applied Industrial Technologies and 10 mentions for MSA Safety. Applied Industrial Technologies' average media sentiment score of 1.14 beat MSA Safety's score of 0.99 indicating that Applied Industrial Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Applied Industrial Technologies
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
MSA Safety
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Industrial Technologies$4.41B1.75$346.74M$9.5421.02
MSA Safety$1.79B4.23$58.58M$6.7528.42

Applied Industrial Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $201.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.33%. MSA Safety has a consensus price target of $189.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.44%. Given Applied Industrial Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Applied Industrial Technologies is more favorable than MSA Safety.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Industrial Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
MSA Safety
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

MSA Safety has a net margin of 14.81% compared to Applied Industrial Technologies' net margin of 8.36%. MSA Safety's return on equity of 31.51% beat Applied Industrial Technologies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Industrial Technologies8.36% 23.69% 13.35%
MSA Safety 14.81%31.51%13.15%

Applied Industrial Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. MSA Safety pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Applied Industrial Technologies pays out 15.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MSA Safety pays out 30.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

MSA Safety received 46 more outperform votes than Applied Industrial Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.04% of users gave MSA Safety an outperform vote while only 58.71% of users gave Applied Industrial Technologies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Applied Industrial TechnologiesOutperform Votes
246
58.71%
Underperform Votes
173
41.29%
MSA SafetyOutperform Votes
292
64.04%
Underperform Votes
164
35.96%

93.5% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of MSA Safety shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of MSA Safety shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Applied Industrial Technologies beats MSA Safety on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricApplied Industrial TechnologiesMachinery, equipment, & supplies IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.74B$1.80B$9.32B$17.99B
Dividend Yield0.75%0.75%2.00%3.43%
P/E Ratio21.026.3116.4422.99
Price / Sales1.751.168.9110.86
Price / Cash19.0932.5215.5715.96
Price / Book5.312.124.025.05
Net Income$346.74M$68.26M$462.42M$973.44M
7 Day Performance2.87%1.74%13.41%2.89%
1 Month Performance9.30%12.37%10.72%7.79%
1 Year Performance55.23%21.89%11.94%25.27%

Applied Industrial Technologies Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MSA
MSA Safety
4.4575 of 5 stars
$189.11
+0.0%
$189.50
+0.2%
+31.7%$7.45B$1.79B28.025,100Positive News
RBC
RBC Bearings
1.0882 of 5 stars
$272.66
+1.8%
$275.86
+1.2%
+36.1%$7.68B$1.47B45.603,670Earnings Report
News Coverage
MIDD
Middleby
3.9738 of 5 stars
$137.01
-0.2%
$158.50
+15.7%
-5.4%$7.37B$4.04B19.0810,722High Trading Volume
SITE
SiteOne Landscape Supply
0.8795 of 5 stars
$158.52
+0.2%
$167.50
+5.7%
+1.9%$7.17B$4.37B45.958,230Positive News
AA
Alcoa
3.1638 of 5 stars
$39.81
-0.9%
$33.54
-15.7%
+14.2%$7.15B$10.55B-10.5913,600Positive News
BERY
Berry Global Group
4.8285 of 5 stars
$60.12
+0.7%
$72.60
+20.8%
+4.4%$6.88B$12.66B14.2844,000
GTLS
Chart Industries
3.6609 of 5 stars
$160.50
+4.8%
$196.21
+22.3%
+33.4%$6.87B$3.35B160.5011,637Positive News
High Trading Volume
MLI
Mueller Industries
2.5989 of 5 stars
$59.50
+2.1%
N/A+46.0%$6.76B$3.42B11.924,509Positive News
ADT
ADT
3.1454 of 5 stars
$7.14
+1.1%
$8.43
+18.1%
+19.7%$6.59B$4.98B10.2014,300
ESAB
ESAB
2.3207 of 5 stars
$108.42
flat
$93.75
-13.5%
+79.7%$6.55B$2.77B28.389,000Positive News

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This page (NYSE:AIT) was last updated on 5/20/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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