Graco (GGG) Competitors

$89.35
-0.17 (-0.19%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

GGG vs. IEX, FLS, XYL, NDSN, PKG, CNHI, SWK, ZBRA, LECO, and AVY

Should you be buying Graco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Graco include IDEX (IEX), Flowserve (FLS), Xylem (XYL), Nordson (NDSN), Packaging Co. of America (PKG), CNH Industrial (CNHI), Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), Zebra Technologies (ZBRA), Lincoln Electric (LECO), and Avery Dennison (AVY). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

Graco vs.

IDEX (NYSE:IEX) and Graco (NYSE:GGG) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, community ranking, risk, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

IDEX currently has a consensus target price of $238.78, indicating a potential upside of 2.76%. Graco has a consensus target price of $84.80, indicating a potential downside of 5.27%. Given Graco's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe IDEX is more favorable than Graco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDEX
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83
Graco
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

In the previous week, IDEX had 26 more articles in the media than Graco. MarketBeat recorded 34 mentions for IDEX and 8 mentions for Graco. IDEX's average media sentiment score of 0.81 beat Graco's score of 0.28 indicating that Graco is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
IDEX
6 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Graco
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

IDEX pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Graco pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. IDEX pays out 32.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Graco pays out 34.7% 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. IDEX has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and Graco has increased its dividend for 28 consecutive years. Graco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
IDEX$3.27B5.37$596.10M$7.8429.64
Graco$2.20B6.87$506.51M$2.9430.45

IDEX received 73 more outperform votes than Graco when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.15% of users gave Graco an outperform vote while only 58.44% of users gave IDEX an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
IDEXOutperform Votes
457
58.44%
Underperform Votes
325
41.56%
GracoOutperform Votes
384
61.15%
Underperform Votes
244
38.85%

IDEX has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Graco has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Graco has a net margin of 23.07% compared to Graco's net margin of 18.21%. IDEX's return on equity of 24.61% beat Graco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDEX18.21% 18.56% 10.89%
Graco 23.07%24.61%19.68%

98.0% of IDEX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of Graco shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of IDEX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Graco shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

IDEX beats Graco on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GGG and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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GGG vs. The Competition

MetricGracoPumps & pumping equipment IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$14.86B$11.62B$9.28B$17.30B
Dividend Yield1.16%1.37%2.06%3.56%
P/E Ratio30.4527.9017.9721.05
Price / Sales6.873.258.7510.33
Price / Cash24.8020.2826.6317.61
Price / Book6.773.643.734.93
Net Income$506.51M$329.12M$468.01M$963.51M
7 Day Performance1.24%1.93%2.02%2.52%
1 Month Performance-5.12%-4.15%-3.02%-1.85%
1 Year Performance26.89%25.61%10.05%90.34%

Graco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
IEX
IDEX
4.3633 of 5 stars
$232.37
+1.1%
$238.78
+2.8%
+6.7%$17.59B$3.27B29.648,800Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
FLS
Flowserve
3.6145 of 5 stars
$47.08
+2.3%
$48.25
+2.5%
+42.6%$6.18B$4.32B33.3916,000Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
XYL
Xylem
4.654 of 5 stars
$130.67
+1.3%
$138.11
+5.7%
+25.3%$31.67B$7.36B48.042,300
NDSN
Nordson
3.744 of 5 stars
$262.08
+0.6%
$278.00
+6.1%
+19.8%$14.99B$2.63B30.657,900Positive News
PKG
Packaging Co. of America
4.4407 of 5 stars
$170.88
-4.7%
$171.29
+0.2%
+19.3%$15.34B$7.80B20.1514,900Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
High Trading Volume
CNHI
CNH Industrial
3.5176 of 5 stars
$11.59
+0.8%
$15.20
+31.2%
-19.2%$14.55B$24.69B6.6240,220Analyst Report
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
3.2021 of 5 stars
$90.75
+1.6%
$98.11
+8.1%
+13.4%$13.96B$15.78B-43.6350,500Analyst Revision
ZBRA
Zebra Technologies
3.0336 of 5 stars
$276.56
+1.8%
$278.64
+0.8%
-3.9%$13.96B$4.58B48.439,750Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
LECO
Lincoln Electric
3.858 of 5 stars
$239.77
+2.0%
$210.50
-12.2%
+49.8%$13.36B$4.19B25.5912,000Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
AVY
Avery Dennison
3.8298 of 5 stars
$211.33
-0.2%
$221.00
+4.6%
+18.7%$17.02B$8.36B34.0335,000Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up

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This page (NYSE:GGG) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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