NYSE:FTV

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Volume16,368 shs
Average Volume2.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.57 billion
P/E Ratio15.20
Dividend Yield0.40%
Beta1.13

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) Vs. ROP, AME, KEYS, CGNX, MKSI, and ST

Should you be buying FTV stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "process control instruments" are considered alternatives and competitors to Fortive, including Roper Technologies (ROP), AMETEK (AME), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Cognex (CGNX), MKS Instruments (MKSI), and Sensata Technologies (ST).

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) and Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $2.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Fortive pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Roper Technologies pays out 17.7% 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. Fortive has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Roper Technologies has increased its dividend for 29 consecutive years. Roper Technologies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fortive and Roper Technologies' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31
Roper Technologies$5.53 billion8.76$949.70 million$12.7436.10

Fortive has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Roper Technologies. Fortive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Roper Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Fortive and Roper Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive04702.64
Roper Technologies20602.50

Fortive currently has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. Roper Technologies has a consensus price target of $455.3750, indicating a potential downside of 1.05%. Given Fortive's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fortive is more favorable than Roper Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Fortive and Roper Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%
Roper Technologies17.50%13.61%6.20%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.8% of Roper Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Roper Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fortive beats Roper Technologies on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) and AMETEK (NYSE:AME) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. AMETEK pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Fortive pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AMETEK pays out 20.3% 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. Fortive has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and AMETEK has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fortive and AMETEK's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31
AMETEK$4.54 billion6.80$872.44 million$3.9533.87

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

Volatility & Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMETEK has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Fortive and AMETEK, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive04702.64
AMETEK00503.00

Fortive currently has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. AMETEK has a consensus price target of $154.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.99%. Given AMETEK's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AMETEK is more favorable than Fortive.

Profitability

This table compares Fortive and AMETEK's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%
AMETEK17.81%15.97%8.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.2% of AMETEK shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of AMETEK shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AMETEK beats Fortive on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) and Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fortive and Keysight Technologies' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31
Keysight Technologies$4.22 billion6.65$627 million$4.3634.63

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

Volatility & Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keysight Technologies has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Fortive and Keysight Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive04702.64
Keysight Technologies02802.80

Fortive currently has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. Keysight Technologies has a consensus price target of $152.1111, indicating a potential upside of 0.73%. Given Fortive's higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fortive is more favorable than Keysight Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Fortive and Keysight Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%
Keysight Technologies16.21%28.46%13.22%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.4% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of Keysight Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Keysight Technologies shares are held 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.

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) and Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Cognex pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Fortive pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cognex pays out 24.0% 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. Fortive has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Cognex has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Fortive is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Fortive and Cognex's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%
Cognex25.55%16.40%11.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Fortive and Cognex, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive04702.64
Cognex22312.38

Fortive currently has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. Cognex has a consensus price target of $82.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.24%. Given Fortive's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fortive is more favorable than Cognex.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Cognex shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Cognex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fortive and Cognex's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31
Cognex$811.02 million17.53$176.19 million$1.0080.51

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

Volatility & Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cognex has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fortive beats Cognex on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) and Fortive (NYSE:FTV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. MKS Instruments pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fortive pays out 13.4% 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. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Fortive has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. MKS Instruments is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares MKS Instruments and Fortive's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
MKS Instruments16.21%20.42%12.25%
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for MKS Instruments and Fortive, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02902.82
Fortive04702.64

MKS Instruments presently has a consensus price target of $200.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.69%. Fortive has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Fortive.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.7% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of MKS Instruments shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MKS Instruments and Fortive's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$2.33 billion4.09$350.10 million$7.4323.16
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31

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

Volatility and Risk

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MKS Instruments beats Fortive on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) and Fortive (NYSE:FTV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Fortive's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sensata Technologies6.52%15.28%5.30%
Fortive27.76%12.85%6.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sensata Technologies and Fortive, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sensata Technologies01913.00
Fortive04702.64

Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $62.40, indicating a potential upside of 8.03%. Fortive has a consensus price target of $80.0833, indicating a potential upside of 14.98%. Given Fortive's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fortive is more favorable than Sensata Technologies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Fortive shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Fortive shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Fortive's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sensata Technologies$3.05 billion2.99$164.29 million$2.2126.08
Fortive$4.63 billion5.09$1.61 billion$2.0933.31

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

Volatility & Risk

Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sensata Technologies beats Fortive on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


Fortive Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Roper Technologies logo
ROP
Roper Technologies
1.9$459.95+0.0%$48.41 billion$5.53 billion48.78
AMETEK logo
AME
AMETEK
2.3$133.77+0.1%$30.86 billion$4.54 billion38.33
Keysight Technologies logo
KEYS
Keysight Technologies
1.5$150.98+0.3%$28.01 billion$4.22 billion37.84
Cognex logo
CGNX
Cognex
1.9$80.51+1.1%$14.06 billion$811.02 million63.90
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.2$172.09+1.4%$9.39 billion$2.33 billion23.67
Sensata Technologies logo
ST
Sensata Technologies
1.6$57.64+0.5%$9.07 billion$3.05 billion43.34
Mesa Laboratories logo
MLAB
Mesa Laboratories
1.6$264.01+0.0%$1.36 billion$133.94 million455.19
Hurco Companies logo
HURC
Hurco Companies
1.3$34.54+0.7%$226.41 million$170.63 million143.92
ClearSign Technologies logo
CLIR
ClearSign Technologies
1.4$4.89+2.2%$149.67 million$530,000.00-20.37Gap Up
Sypris Solutions logo
SYPR
Sypris Solutions
0.6$3.36+1.5%$71.07 million$82.35 million336.00News Coverage
Gap Up
SMIT
Schmitt Industries
0.4$5.59+1.1%$21.10 million$4.19 million-3.96
Electro-Sensors logo
ELSE
Electro-Sensors
0.5$4.61+0.2%$15.71 million$7.62 million0.00
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