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NYSE:FTVFortive Competitors & Alternatives

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$67.62
50-Day Range
$58.28
MA: $65.79
$70.61
52-Week Range
$37.31
Now: $67.26
$82.79
Volume1.73 million shs
Average Volume2.13 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.66 billion
P/E Ratio41.78
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta1.24

Competitors

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

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), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Cognex (CGNX), MKS Instruments (MKSI), Sensata Technologies (ST), and Mesa Laboratories (MLAB).

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

Volatility and Risk

Roper Technologies has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.4% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of Fortive shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Roper Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Fortive shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Roper Technologies pays an annual dividend of $2.05 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%. Roper Technologies pays out 15.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fortive pays out 8.0% 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. Roper Technologies has increased its dividend for 21 consecutive years. Roper Technologies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Roper Technologies30.17%14.94%7.69%
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Roper Technologies$5.37 billion7.62$1.77 billion$13.0530.03
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33

Roper Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Fortive. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Roper Technologies and Fortive, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Roper Technologies03502.63
Fortive07902.56

Roper Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $385.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.64%. Fortive has a consensus target price of $77.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.48%. Given Fortive's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fortive is more favorable than Roper Technologies.

Summary

Roper Technologies beats Fortive on 9 of the 17 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 businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Fortive and Keysight Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive07902.56
Keysight Technologies02802.80

Fortive presently has a consensus price target of $77.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.48%. Keysight Technologies has a consensus price target of $114.80, indicating a potential upside of 17.57%. Given Keysight Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than Fortive.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%
Keysight Technologies14.01%26.33%12.04%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33
Keysight Technologies$4.30 billion4.24$621 million$4.3322.55

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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Fortive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.9% of Keysight Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Keysight Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Fortive has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Keysight Technologies beats Fortive on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.5% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of Cognex shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of Cognex shares are held 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.

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 $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Fortive pays out 8.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cognex pays out 19.0% 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. Cognex has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years. Fortive is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & 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$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33
Cognex$725.63 million14.71$203.87 million$1.1653.59

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.

Risk and Volatility

Fortive has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cognex has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%
Cognex26.58%14.96%11.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Fortive and Cognex, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive07902.56
Cognex45201.82

Fortive presently has a consensus price target of $77.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.48%. Cognex has a consensus price target of $48.90, suggesting a potential downside of 21.33%. Given Fortive's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fortive is more favorable than Cognex.

Summary

Fortive beats Cognex on 10 of the 17 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 business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

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 Instruments9.99%13.64%8.00%
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%

Volatility & Risk

MKS Instruments has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortive has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.2% of MKS Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of MKS Instruments shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for MKS Instruments and Fortive, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
MKS Instruments02702.78
Fortive07902.56

MKS Instruments presently has a consensus target price of $129.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 14.97%. Fortive has a consensus target price of $77.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.48%. Given MKS Instruments' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MKS Instruments is more favorable than Fortive.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MKS Instruments$1.90 billion3.25$140.39 million$4.5224.89
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33

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

Dividends

MKS Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. MKS Instruments pays out 17.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fortive pays out 8.0% 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. MKS Instruments has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. MKS Instruments is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

MKS Instruments beats Fortive on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Fortive and Sensata Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive07902.56
Sensata Technologies08512.50

Fortive presently has a consensus target price of $77.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.48%. Sensata Technologies has a consensus target price of $45.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.59%. Given Sensata Technologies' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sensata Technologies is more favorable than Fortive.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Sensata Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fortive and Sensata Technologies' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33
Sensata Technologies$3.45 billion1.66$282.71 million$3.5610.26

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%
Sensata Technologies6.14%20.13%7.60%

Summary

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

Fortive (NYSE:FTV) and Mesa Laboratories (NASDAQ:MLAB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

82.5% of Fortive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.6% of Mesa Laboratories shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Fortive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Mesa Laboratories shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fortive and Mesa Laboratories, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Fortive07902.56
Mesa Laboratories00203.00

Fortive presently has a consensus target price of $77.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.48%. Mesa Laboratories has a consensus target price of $262.50, indicating a potential upside of 19.32%. Given Mesa Laboratories' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mesa Laboratories is more favorable than Fortive.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fortive and Mesa Laboratories' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fortive$7.32 billion3.10$738.90 million$3.4819.33
Mesa Laboratories$117.69 million8.22$1.35 million$4.2152.26

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

Profitability

This table compares Fortive and Mesa Laboratories' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Fortive8.28%17.55%7.50%
Mesa Laboratories1.15%8.92%5.13%

Dividends

Fortive pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Mesa Laboratories pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Fortive pays out 8.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mesa Laboratories pays out 15.2% 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 is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Fortive has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mesa Laboratories has a beta of 0.37, indicating that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Fortive beats Mesa Laboratories on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Roper Technologies logo
ROP
Roper Technologies
2.0$391.93-0.8%$40.92 billion$5.37 billion25.16
Keysight Technologies logo
KEYS
Keysight Technologies
1.6$97.64-2.2%$18.26 billion$4.30 billion31.70
Cognex logo
CGNX
Cognex
2.1$62.16-0.2%$10.67 billion$725.63 million56.51
MKS Instruments logo
MKSI
MKS Instruments
2.5$112.49-1.7%$6.18 billion$1.90 billion31.51
Sensata Technologies logo
ST
Sensata Technologies
1.8$36.52-1.2%$5.74 billion$3.45 billion28.53Analyst Upgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Mesa Laboratories logo
MLAB
Mesa Laboratories
1.7$220.00-0.8%$967.24 million$117.69 million536.59Dividend Announcement
Hurco Companies logo
HURC
Hurco Companies
1.1$27.71-4.2%$183.70 million$263.38 million21.82
CLIR
Clearsign Combustion
0.5$2.08-3.4%$55.56 million$530,000.00-6.93
SYPR
Sypris Solutions
0.7$0.77-0.0%$16.50 million$87.89 million-15.40
SMIT
Schmitt Industries
0.7$3.73-7.2%$14.09 million$13.81 million3.45High Trading Volume
ELSE
Electro-Sensors
0.6$3.64-0.3%$12.38 million$8.26 million91.02
This page was last updated on 7/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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