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Alcon (ALC) Competitors

$88.67
+1.30 (+1.49%)
(As of 11:04 AM ET)

ALC vs. COO, HUM, IDXX, COR, CNC, IQV, TAK, HLN, GEHC, and DXCM

Should you be buying Alcon stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Alcon include Cooper Companies (COO), Humana (HUM), IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX), Cencora (COR), Centene (CNC), IQVIA (IQV), Takeda Pharmaceutical (TAK), Haleon (HLN), GE HealthCare Technologies (GEHC), and DexCom (DXCM). These companies are all part of the "medical" sector.

Alcon vs.

Alcon (NYSE:ALC) and Cooper Companies (NASDAQ:COO) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, dividends, valuation, profitability, community ranking, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

53.9% of Alcon shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.4% of Cooper Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Cooper Companies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Cooper Companies had 15 more articles in the media than Alcon. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for Cooper Companies and 4 mentions for Alcon. Cooper Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.47 beat Alcon's score of 0.27 indicating that Cooper Companies is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Alcon
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Cooper Companies
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Alcon has a net margin of 10.96% compared to Cooper Companies' net margin of 7.93%. Cooper Companies' return on equity of 8.79% beat Alcon's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alcon10.96% 6.87% 4.76%
Cooper Companies 7.93%8.79%5.65%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alcon$9.46B4.56$974M$2.1141.41
Cooper Companies$3.59B5.04$294.20M$1.4662.30

Cooper Companies received 429 more outperform votes than Alcon when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.59% of users gave Cooper Companies an outperform vote while only 61.72% of users gave Alcon an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AlconOutperform Votes
179
61.72%
Underperform Votes
111
38.28%
Cooper CompaniesOutperform Votes
608
66.59%
Underperform Votes
305
33.41%

Alcon has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cooper Companies has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Alcon presently has a consensus price target of $94.71, indicating a potential upside of 8.40%. Cooper Companies has a consensus price target of $109.69, indicating a potential upside of 20.40%. Given Cooper Companies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cooper Companies is more favorable than Alcon.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alcon
2 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Cooper Companies
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.73

Summary

Cooper Companies beats Alcon on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricAlconOphthalmic goods IndustryMedical SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$43.08B$11.18B$5.12B$17.46B
Dividend YieldN/A1.63%2.83%3.53%
P/E Ratio41.4151.51170.8425.51
Price / Sales4.566.902,441.8210.12
Price / Cash17.0520.6435.2719.29
Price / Book2.074.325.515.82
Net Income$974M$224.33M$105.57M$975.72M
7 Day Performance-3.72%41.96%-0.90%-1.95%
1 Month Performance10.95%35.55%2.20%1.12%
1 Year Performance10.52%4.18%5.02%21.80%

Alcon Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
COO
Cooper Companies
3.1815 of 5 stars
$96.76
-0.5%
$109.69
+13.4%
-1.3%$19.23B$3.59B66.1615,000Short Interest ↑
HUM
Humana
4.8634 of 5 stars
$355.59
+0.1%
$426.39
+19.9%
-30.5%$42.85B$106.37B22.1467,600Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
IDXX
IDEXX Laboratories
4.3443 of 5 stars
$518.44
-2.2%
$580.38
+11.9%
+6.3%$42.82B$3.66B50.1911,000Positive News
COR
Cencora
4.1675 of 5 stars
$217.10
-1.8%
$233.90
+7.7%
+30.1%$44.08B$638.56M23.7546,000Insider Buying
CNC
Centene
4.7943 of 5 stars
$78.42
+1.1%
$85.23
+8.7%
+12.4%$41.85B$154.00B15.5967,700Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Gap Down
IQV
IQVIA
4.2125 of 5 stars
$229.38
-0.3%
$257.57
+12.3%
+12.8%$41.79B$14.98B31.3487,000Analyst Revision
TAK
Takeda Pharmaceutical
0.4532 of 5 stars
$13.20
-0.6%
$14.00
+6.1%
-19.6%$41.76B$28.20B23.9949,095News Coverage
HLN
Haleon
2.7905 of 5 stars
$8.52
+0.1%
N/A+1.1%$38.90B$11.24B28.4025,408Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
GEHC
GE HealthCare Technologies
4.4174 of 5 stars
$81.94
+0.2%
$94.80
+15.7%
+0.0%$37.40B$19.55B23.9651,000Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
DXCM
DexCom
4.9558 of 5 stars
$130.84
+0.1%
$141.67
+8.3%
+10.9%$52.03B$3.62B84.419,600Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
Positive News

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This page (NYSE:ALC) was last updated on 5/30/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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