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$40.11
Volume225,026 shs
Average Volume250,440 shs
Market Capitalization$2.40 billion
P/E Ratio24.47
Dividend Yield0.92%
Beta1.11

Competitors

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) Vs. CAT, DE, CMI, PCAR, WAB, and TTC

Should you be buying FSS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" are considered alternatives and competitors to Federal Signal, including Caterpillar (CAT), Deere & Company (DE), Cummins (CMI), PACCAR (PCAR), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), and The Toro (TTC).

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and Federal Signal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%

Risk & Volatility

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Federal Signal shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Caterpillar and Federal Signal, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar2121102.36
Federal Signal02202.50

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $195.70, indicating a potential downside of 16.14%. Federal Signal has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Given Federal Signal's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Federal Signal is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and Federal Signal's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.37$6.09 billion$11.0621.10
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15

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

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% 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. Caterpillar has increased its dividend for 28 consecutive years and Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Caterpillar beats Federal Signal on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) and Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Federal Signal and Deere & Company's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%
Deere & Company7.74%22.17%3.65%

Risk & Volatility

Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deere & Company has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.6% of Federal Signal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of Deere & Company shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Deere & Company shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Federal Signal and Deere & Company, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Federal Signal02202.50
Deere & Company051502.75

Federal Signal currently has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Deere & Company has a consensus target price of $334.25, indicating a potential downside of 12.74%. Given Federal Signal's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Federal Signal is more favorable than Deere & Company.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Federal Signal and Deere & Company's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15
Deere & Company$35.54 billion3.38$2.75 billion$8.6944.08

Deere & Company has higher revenue and earnings than Federal Signal. Federal Signal is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Deere & Company, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Deere & Company pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Deere & Company pays out 41.4% 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. Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Deere & Company has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

Deere & Company beats Federal Signal on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) and Cummins (NYSE:CMI) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Federal Signal and Cummins, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Federal Signal02202.50
Cummins114702.27

Federal Signal currently has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Cummins has a consensus target price of $235.7143, indicating a potential downside of 10.83%. Given Federal Signal's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Federal Signal is more favorable than Cummins.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Federal Signal and Cummins' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15
Cummins$23.57 billion1.64$2.26 billion$15.0517.56

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

Profitability

This table compares Federal Signal and Cummins' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%
Cummins8.12%20.30%8.26%

Risk & Volatility

Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cummins has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cummins pays an annual dividend of $5.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cummins pays out 35.9% 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. Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Cummins has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. Cummins is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.6% of Federal Signal shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.1% of Cummins shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Cummins shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Federal Signal beats Cummins on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) and Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PACCAR and Federal Signal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
PACCAR29312.20
Federal Signal02202.50

PACCAR presently has a consensus price target of $96.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.14%. Federal Signal has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Given PACCAR's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe PACCAR is more favorable than Federal Signal.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PACCAR and Federal Signal's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
PACCAR$25.60 billion1.29$2.39 billion$6.8713.82
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15

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

Profitability

This table compares PACCAR and Federal Signal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
PACCAR7.39%14.49%5.21%
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%

Volatility & Risk

PACCAR has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

PACCAR pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. PACCAR pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% 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. PACCAR has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. PACCAR is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.8% of PACCAR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Federal Signal shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of PACCAR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Federal Signal beats PACCAR on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) and Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies and Federal Signal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies02502.71
Federal Signal02202.50

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $83.3333, indicating a potential upside of 3.38%. Federal Signal has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Given Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is more favorable than Federal Signal.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies and Federal Signal's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies$8.20 billion1.86$326.70 million$4.1719.33
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Federal Signal. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Federal Signal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies and Federal Signal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies5.29%7.60%3.99%
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%

Volatility & Risk

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% 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. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.1% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Federal Signal shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies beats Federal Signal on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Toro (NYSE:TTC) and Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Toro and Federal Signal's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Toro$3.38 billion3.59$329.70 million$3.0237.35
Federal Signal$1.22 billion1.96$108.50 million$1.7922.15

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

Volatility & Risk

The Toro has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federal Signal has a beta of 1.11, meaning that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

The Toro pays an annual dividend of $1.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Federal Signal pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. The Toro pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Federal Signal pays out 20.1% 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. The Toro has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Federal Signal has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.5% of The Toro shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Federal Signal shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of The Toro shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Federal Signal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for The Toro and Federal Signal, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Toro04102.20
Federal Signal02202.50

The Toro presently has a consensus price target of $95.00, indicating a potential downside of 15.78%. Federal Signal has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.66%. Given Federal Signal's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Federal Signal is more favorable than The Toro.

Profitability

This table compares The Toro and Federal Signal's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Toro9.76%32.24%11.95%
Federal Signal8.68%16.12%8.72%

Summary

The Toro beats Federal Signal on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Federal Signal Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Caterpillar logo
CAT
Caterpillar
2.6$233.36+0.4%$127.25 billion$53.80 billion38.83Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Deere & Company logo
DE
Deere & Company
2.2$383.07+0.2%$120.07 billion$35.54 billion44.03Analyst Report
Cummins logo
CMI
Cummins
2.6$264.35+0.9%$38.74 billion$23.57 billion24.94Analyst Report
PACCAR logo
PCAR
PACCAR
1.9$94.92+0.1%$32.95 billion$25.60 billion23.15Upcoming Earnings
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies logo
WAB
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
1.8$80.61+0.1%$15.26 billion$8.20 billion36.15
The Toro logo
TTC
The Toro
1.8$112.80+4.1%$12.14 billion$3.38 billion37.11High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Gap Down
AGCO logo
AGCO
AGCO
1.8$151.88+0.6%$11.44 billion$9.04 billion56.25Analyst Report
Oshkosh logo
OSK
Oshkosh
2.4$121.02+0.2%$8.28 billion$6.86 billion25.64Analyst Report
Gap Down
Navistar International logo
NAV
Navistar International
1.3$44.12+0.0%$4.40 billion$7.50 billion-12.71News Coverage
Terex logo
TEX
Terex
1.7$46.81+2.2%$3.26 billion$4.35 billion-780.17Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
Trinity Industries logo
TRN
Trinity Industries
2.0$28.81+0.2%$3.19 billion$3.01 billion-576.20Upcoming Earnings
Unusual Options Activity
Meritor logo
MTOR
Meritor
1.6$28.43+1.9%$2.06 billion$3.04 billion8.91
Alamo Group logo
ALG
Alamo Group
1.9$159.04+0.3%$1.89 billion$1.12 billion32.39
Lindsay logo
LNN
Lindsay
1.8$164.67+0.8%$1.79 billion$474.69 million47.87Decrease in Short Interest
Astec Industries logo
ASTE
Astec Industries
1.7$77.30+2.7%$1.75 billion$1.17 billion133.28
The Greenbrier Companies logo
GBX
The Greenbrier Companies
2.1$43.80+2.6%$1.44 billion$2.79 billion46.60Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Douglas Dynamics logo
PLOW
Douglas Dynamics
1.9$47.00+0.1%$1.07 billion$571.71 million-11.46
Wabash National logo
WNC
Wabash National
1.3$18.89+0.5%$980.07 million$2.32 billion-15.61
The Manitowoc logo
MTW
The Manitowoc
1.1$21.20+0.7%$735.41 million$1.83 billion-62.35Decrease in Short Interest
Titan International logo
TWI
Titan International
1.1$10.14+0.4%$623.22 million$1.45 billion-9.05Decrease in Short Interest
Miller Industries logo
MLR
Miller Industries
1.3$45.27+0.7%$516.58 million$818.17 million17.48Increase in Short Interest
Commercial Vehicle Group logo
CVGI
Commercial Vehicle Group
1.3$9.79+0.4%$318.30 million$901.24 million-7.47Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Twin Disc logo
TWIN
Twin Disc
1.2$10.25+0.0%$139.85 million$246.84 million-3.61Unusual Options Activity
FreightCar America logo
RAIL
FreightCar America
0.9$4.68+3.4%$72.95 million$229.96 million-0.77Analyst Downgrade
Increase in Short Interest
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