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GE   161.04 (+1.51%)
DIS   113.69 (+1.55%)
AMC   4.32 (-0.92%)
PFE   25.89 (-2.63%)
PYPL   59.98 (-0.93%)
XOM   104.36 (-1.40%)
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DIS   113.69 (+1.55%)
AMC   4.32 (-0.92%)
PFE   25.89 (-2.63%)
PYPL   59.98 (-0.93%)
XOM   104.36 (-1.40%)

A. O. Smith (AOS) Competitors

$85.10
+1.16 (+1.38%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

AOS vs. PNR, ALLE, AMCR, RRX, SWK, ZBRA, LECO, TTEK, CCK, and ATR

Should you be buying A. O. Smith stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of A. O. Smith include Pentair (PNR), Allegion (ALLE), Amcor (AMCR), Regal Rexnord (RRX), Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), Zebra Technologies (ZBRA), Lincoln Electric (LECO), Tetra Tech (TTEK), Crown (CCK), and AptarGroup (ATR). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

A. O. Smith vs.

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) and Pentair (NYSE:PNR) 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 media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, community ranking, valuation and risk.

In the previous week, A. O. Smith and A. O. Smith both had 10 articles in the media. Pentair's average media sentiment score of 1.30 beat A. O. Smith's score of 0.61 indicating that Pentair is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
A. O. Smith
3 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Pentair
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

74.5% of A. O. Smith shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.6% of Pentair shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of A. O. Smith shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Pentair shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
A. O. Smith$3.85B3.25$556.60M$3.7023.00
Pentair$4.10B3.16$622.70M$3.7520.93

Pentair has a net margin of 15.17% compared to A. O. Smith's net margin of 14.45%. A. O. Smith's return on equity of 31.05% beat Pentair's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A. O. Smith14.45% 31.05% 17.69%
Pentair 15.17%20.80%9.55%

A. O. Smith has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pentair has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

A. O. Smith presently has a consensus target price of $83.40, suggesting a potential downside of 2.00%. Pentair has a consensus target price of $78.83, suggesting a potential upside of 0.46%. Given Pentair's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pentair is more favorable than A. O. Smith.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A. O. Smith
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25
Pentair
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82

Pentair received 155 more outperform votes than A. O. Smith when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 62.74% of users gave A. O. Smith an outperform vote while only 56.08% of users gave Pentair an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
A. O. SmithOutperform Votes
458
62.74%
Underperform Votes
272
37.26%
PentairOutperform Votes
613
56.08%
Underperform Votes
480
43.92%

A. O. Smith pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Pentair pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. A. O. Smith pays out 34.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pentair pays out 24.5% 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.

Summary

Pentair beats A. O. Smith on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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AOS vs. The Competition

MetricA. O. SmithHousehold appliances IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$12.53B$3.65B$9.19B$17.70B
Dividend Yield1.52%4.04%2.00%3.55%
P/E Ratio23.008.8017.7923.94
Price / Sales3.255.434.666.71
Price / Cash18.968.1715.5315.38
Price / Book6.812.743.885.45
Net Income$556.60M-$2.46M$465.10M$978.51M
7 Day Performance4.30%-0.94%1.92%1.39%
1 Month Performance8.64%-3.57%6.75%2.93%
1 Year Performance24.91%-32.18%4.19%94.04%

A. O. Smith Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PNR
Pentair
4.5849 of 5 stars
$76.44
+0.6%
$78.08
+2.1%
+38.7%$12.64B$4.10B20.3810,500Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
ALLE
Allegion
4.1747 of 5 stars
$129.29
+0.6%
$125.50
-2.9%
+10.5%$11.32B$3.65B21.1312,400Gap Up
AMCR
Amcor
4.1436 of 5 stars
$8.95
-0.7%
$10.40
+16.2%
-19.1%$12.94B$14.69B20.3441,000Short Interest ↓
Positive News
RRX
Regal Rexnord
3.663 of 5 stars
$169.12
+0.8%
$177.50
+5.0%
+5.8%$11.22B$6.25B-194.3926,000Short Interest ↑
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
3.4956 of 5 stars
$88.50
+1.7%
$97.60
+10.3%
+2.6%$13.57B$15.78B-42.5554,200Dividend Announcement
ZBRA
Zebra Technologies
3.577 of 5 stars
$275.78
-0.8%
$267.00
-3.2%
-6.4%$14.17B$4.58B48.309,750Positive News
LECO
Lincoln Electric
3.7449 of 5 stars
$253.54
+0.1%
$208.56
-17.7%
+46.6%$14.50B$4.19B27.0612,000Analyst Revision
TTEK
Tetra Tech
2.6051 of 5 stars
$175.81
-1.1%
$197.25
+12.2%
+25.2%$9.41B$4.52B40.7027,000Positive News
CCK
Crown
4.8489 of 5 stars
$77.49
+2.2%
$101.17
+30.6%
-13.3%$9.35B$12.01B20.6126,000Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
ATR
AptarGroup
4.3265 of 5 stars
$140.30
-1.1%
$146.25
+4.2%
+16.7%$9.26B$3.49B33.0113,800Short Interest ↓
Positive News

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This page (NYSE:AOS) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff