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AMD   201.40 (+4.61%)
BABA   74.80 (+1.04%)
T   16.99 (+0.35%)
F   12.44 (+0.00%)
MU   95.90 (+5.84%)
CGC   3.24 (-1.52%)
GE   159.01 (+1.35%)
DIS   111.99 (+0.37%)
AMC   4.40 (+1.85%)
PFE   26.57 (+0.04%)
PYPL   60.65 (+0.51%)
XOM   105.79 (+1.22%)

Generac (GNRC) Competitors

$114.34
+1.83 (+1.63%)
(As of 01:45 PM ET)

GNRC vs. CGNX, WTS, BILL, YNDX, VNT, ZI, LYFT, DV, ARW, and FRSH

Should you be buying Generac stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Generac include Cognex (CGNX), Watts Water Technologies (WTS), BILL (BILL), Yandex (YNDX), Vontier (VNT), ZoomInfo Technologies (ZI), Lyft (LYFT), DoubleVerify (DV), Arrow Electronics (ARW), and Freshworks (FRSH). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Generac vs.

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) and Generac (NYSE:GNRC) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, community ranking, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

89.9% of Cognex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Generac shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Cognex shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Generac shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Cognex received 34 more outperform votes than Generac when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.57% of users gave Cognex an outperform vote while only 57.13% of users gave Generac an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CognexOutperform Votes
507
60.57%
Underperform Votes
330
39.43%
GeneracOutperform Votes
473
57.13%
Underperform Votes
355
42.87%

Cognex presently has a consensus price target of $48.56, suggesting a potential upside of 23.08%. Generac has a consensus price target of $139.79, suggesting a potential upside of 24.25%. Given Cognex's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Generac is more favorable than Cognex.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cognex
2 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.20
Generac
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.57

In the previous week, Cognex had 6 more articles in the media than Generac. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for Cognex and 6 mentions for Generac. Generac's average media sentiment score of 1.25 beat Cognex's score of 0.85 indicating that Cognex is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Cognex
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Generac
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Cognex has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Generac has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Cognex has a net margin of 13.52% compared to Cognex's net margin of 5.33%. Cognex's return on equity of 14.15% beat Generac's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cognex13.52% 6.86% 5.09%
Generac 5.33%14.15%6.45%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cognex$837.55M8.11$113.23M$0.6659.77
Generac$4.02B1.69$203.09M$3.2934.20

Summary

Cognex beats Generac on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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GNRC vs. The Competition

MetricGeneracMotors & generators IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$6.78B$5.93B$19.09B$17.48B
Dividend YieldN/A1.01%2.74%3.57%
P/E Ratio34.2023.06266.9925.87
Price / Sales1.6913.35543.307.42
Price / Cash13.5210.7528.8216.89
Price / Book2.894.226.665.75
Net Income$203.09M$39.53M$620.86M$863.03M
7 Day Performance-0.30%2.57%1.43%0.97%
1 Month Performance-2.42%8.54%3.72%1.92%
1 Year Performance-4.85%-5.00%17.51%105.16%

Generac Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CGNX
Cognex
4.7748 of 5 stars
$38.65
-0.1%
$48.56
+25.6%
-16.8%$6.65B$837.55M58.562,992Short Interest ↓
Positive News
WTS
Watts Water Technologies
3.9111 of 5 stars
$199.13
+0.5%
$190.60
-4.3%
+16.4%$6.64B$2.06B25.465,100Insider Selling
BILL
BILL
4.8507 of 5 stars
$64.55
+1.0%
$108.85
+68.6%
-25.2%$6.79B$1.19B-59.772,521Short Interest ↓
YNDX
Yandex
0 of 5 stars
$18.94
flat
N/AN/A$6.85B$8.92B31.0520,850
VNT
Vontier
3.3498 of 5 stars
$42.71
+0.6%
$39.88
-6.6%
+64.3%$6.57B$3.10B17.728,000Positive News
ZI
ZoomInfo Technologies
4.654 of 5 stars
$17.29
+2.0%
$21.66
+25.3%
-30.7%$6.57B$1.24B64.043,516Positive News
LYFT
Lyft
3.1434 of 5 stars
$16.66
+4.5%
$13.67
-17.9%
+58.8%$6.55B$4.40B-18.722,945Insider Selling
DV
DoubleVerify
4.3676 of 5 stars
$41.55
-2.2%
$42.74
+2.9%
+17.4%$7.06B$452.42M129.85902Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
ARW
Arrow Electronics
4.0169 of 5 stars
$116.21
-0.1%
$136.00
+17.0%
-0.4%$6.25B$33.11B7.3622,100Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
FRSH
Freshworks
3.1382 of 5 stars
$20.88
+2.2%
$25.00
+19.7%
+36.8%$6.22B$596.43M-44.434,900Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Gap Down

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This page (NYSE:GNRC) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff