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Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) Competitors

$20.81
-0.02 (-0.10%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

CLF vs. MP, HBM, MOS, AU, X, EMN, TX, RGLD, WRK, and KGC

Should you be buying Cleveland-Cliffs stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Cleveland-Cliffs include MP Materials (MP), Hudbay Minerals (HBM), Mosaic (MOS), AngloGold Ashanti (AU), United States Steel (X), Eastman Chemical (EMN), Ternium (TX), Royal Gold (RGLD), WestRock (WRK), and Kinross Gold (KGC). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Cleveland-Cliffs vs.

MP Materials (NYSE:MP) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

In the previous week, Cleveland-Cliffs had 18 more articles in the media than MP Materials. MarketBeat recorded 24 mentions for Cleveland-Cliffs and 6 mentions for MP Materials. Cleveland-Cliffs' average media sentiment score of 0.86 beat MP Materials' score of 0.44 indicating that MP Materials is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
MP Materials
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Cleveland-Cliffs
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

MP Materials has a net margin of 9.59% compared to MP Materials' net margin of 1.81%. MP Materials' return on equity of 6.79% beat Cleveland-Cliffs' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MP Materials9.59% 3.86% 2.28%
Cleveland-Cliffs 1.81%6.79%3.02%

Cleveland-Cliffs received 654 more outperform votes than MP Materials when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 68.00% of users gave MP Materials an outperform vote while only 53.37% of users gave Cleveland-Cliffs an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MP MaterialsOutperform Votes
51
68.00%
Underperform Votes
24
32.00%
Cleveland-CliffsOutperform Votes
705
53.37%
Underperform Votes
616
46.63%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MP Materials$253.45M11.56$24.31M$0.13126.55
Cleveland-Cliffs$22.00B0.45$399M$0.7727.00

MP Materials presently has a consensus price target of $24.21, indicating a potential upside of 47.20%. Cleveland-Cliffs has a consensus price target of $19.92, indicating a potential downside of 4.20%. Given Cleveland-Cliffs' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MP Materials is more favorable than Cleveland-Cliffs.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MP Materials
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71
Cleveland-Cliffs
2 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.86

52.6% of MP Materials shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.7% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.9% of MP Materials shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Cleveland-Cliffs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

MP Materials has a beta of 2.41, meaning that its share price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cleveland-Cliffs has a beta of 2.03, meaning that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MP Materials beats Cleveland-Cliffs on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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CLF vs. The Competition

MetricCleveland-CliffsMetal mining IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$9.90B$8.55B$2.88B$17.21B
Dividend YieldN/A3.62%5.40%3.62%
P/E Ratio27.0014.86142.7924.85
Price / Sales0.4579.31933,367.0511.92
Price / Cash6.529.4123.5417.10
Price / Book1.292.483.614.85
Net Income$399M$682.31M$175.75M$970.56M
7 Day Performance-3.93%-2.84%-0.90%-1.75%
1 Month Performance-1.96%3.27%13.57%-3.82%
1 Year Performance25.47%-5.46%157.18%100.03%

Cleveland-Cliffs Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MP
MP Materials
3.3753 of 5 stars
$16.35
-0.9%
$25.19
+54.1%
-34.7%$2.91B$253.45M125.78681Gap Down
HBM
Hudbay Minerals
4.7212 of 5 stars
$7.57
-1.0%
$9.75
+28.9%
+48.4%$2.65B$1.69B37.832,708Analyst Revision
Gap Down
MOS
Mosaic
4.5567 of 5 stars
$30.41
-1.8%
$40.27
+32.4%
-31.8%$9.78B$13.70B8.7114,049Positive News
AU
AngloGold Ashanti
1.0834 of 5 stars
$23.29
-2.2%
$22.50
-3.4%
-8.8%$9.75B$4.58B0.0032,594Analyst Report
X
United States Steel
2.8018 of 5 stars
$40.29
-1.3%
$37.89
-6.0%
+48.8%$9.06B$18.05B11.4821,803Analyst Revision
EMN
Eastman Chemical
4.4063 of 5 stars
$96.43
-0.9%
$97.13
+0.7%
+16.7%$11.34B$9.21B12.8714,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
TX
Ternium
3.8374 of 5 stars
$42.35
-1.2%
$50.83
+20.0%
+3.4%$8.49B$17.61B12.3134,458Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
RGLD
Royal Gold
4.2012 of 5 stars
$121.05
+0.0%
$144.00
+19.0%
-10.9%$7.96B$605.72M33.2630Analyst Revision
WRK
WestRock
2.8911 of 5 stars
$47.20
-0.6%
$42.40
-10.2%
+55.7%$12.18B$20.31B-7.0256,100Analyst Report
KGC
Kinross Gold
3.4987 of 5 stars
$6.31
-1.6%
$6.28
-0.6%
+34.2%$7.75B$4.24B18.566,600Analyst Revision

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