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Volume1.14 million shs
Average Volume865,480 shs
Market Capitalization$4.53 billion
P/E Ratio325.52
Dividend Yield1.93%
Beta1.47

Competitors

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, ALB, CE, and RPM

Should you be buying GRA stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to W. R. Grace & Co., including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Albemarle (ALB), Celanese (CE), and RPM International (RPM).

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for W. R. Grace & Co. and The Sherwin-Williams, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
The Sherwin-Williams121502.78

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. The Sherwin-Williams has a consensus target price of $309.9412, indicating a potential upside of 8.34%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than W. R. Grace & Co..

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and The Sherwin-Williams' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and The Sherwin-Williams' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion4.25$1.54 billion$21.1213.55

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than W. R. Grace & Co., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. W. R. Grace & Co. is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for W. R. Grace & Co. and Ecolab, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
Ecolab07702.50

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. Ecolab has a consensus target price of $228.70, indicating a potential upside of 2.07%. Given Ecolab's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ecolab is more favorable than W. R. Grace & Co..

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Ecolab's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Ecolab shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Ecolab shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Ecolab's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.30$1.56 billion$5.8238.50

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. W. R. Grace & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ecolab pays out 33.0% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Ecolab has increased its dividend for 36 consecutive years. W. R. Grace & Co. is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Ecolab beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for W. R. Grace & Co. and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus target price of $147.5385, indicating a potential upside of 4.48%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than W. R. Grace & Co..

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and International Flavors & Fragrances' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.84$455.87 million$6.1722.89

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. W. R. Grace & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than International Flavors & Fragrances, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for W. R. Grace & Co. and Albemarle, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
Albemarle371002.35

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $142.1429, indicating a potential downside of 13.23%. Given W. R. Grace & Co.'s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe W. R. Grace & Co. is more favorable than Albemarle.

Volatility and Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.8% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Albemarle's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12

Albemarle has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. W. R. Grace & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Albemarle beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for W. R. Grace & Co. and Celanese, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
Celanese151102.59

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. Celanese has a consensus target price of $156.6667, indicating a potential downside of 6.29%. Given W. R. Grace & Co.'s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe W. R. Grace & Co. is more favorable than Celanese.

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 28.5% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Celanese has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and Celanese's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
Celanese$6.30 billion2.99$852 million$9.5317.54

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. W. R. Grace & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Celanese, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Celanese beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) and RPM International (NYSE:RPM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and RPM International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
W. R. Grace & Co.0.76%55.80%5.10%
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for W. R. Grace & Co. and RPM International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
W. R. Grace & Co.06202.25
RPM International04502.56

W. R. Grace & Co. presently has a consensus target price of $66.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.45%. RPM International has a consensus target price of $96.8750, indicating a potential downside of 0.11%. Given RPM International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RPM International is more favorable than W. R. Grace & Co..

Volatility & Risk

W. R. Grace & Co. has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPM International has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.8% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of RPM International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of W. R. Grace & Co. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of RPM International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

W. R. Grace & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. W. R. Grace & Co. pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RPM International pays out 49.5% 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. W. R. Grace & Co. has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and RPM International has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years. W. R. Grace & Co. is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares W. R. Grace & Co. and RPM International's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W. R. Grace & Co.$1.96 billion2.31$126.30 million$4.3815.61
RPM International$5.51 billion2.28$304.39 million$3.0731.59

RPM International has higher revenue and earnings than W. R. Grace & Co.. W. R. Grace & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

RPM International beats W. R. Grace & Co. on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


W. R. Grace & Co. Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.1$286.09+0.1%$76.09 billion$17.90 billion14.12
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$224.06+1.2%$64.07 billion$14.91 billion-60.72Insider Selling
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$141.21+1.8%$35.15 billion$5.14 billion42.28Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$163.81+3.7%$19.12 billion$3.59 billion45.76Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$167.19+0.3%$18.83 billion$6.30 billion34.61
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$96.98+0.1%$12.56 billion$5.51 billion29.39Analyst Report
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$89.06+3.7%$5.41 billion$2.33 billion-10.60Gap Down
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.6$133.25+0.0%$4.32 billion$643.71 million52.26
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.4$234.74+1.1%$4.20 billion$1.13 billion652.07Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$352.77+1.3%$3.86 billion$2.19 billion15.36
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$85.66+0.9%$3.62 billion$1.32 billion53.87
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.0$69.08+0.9%$3.61 billion$2.90 billion31.40Insider Selling
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$137.25+0.1%$3.09 billion$1.86 billion26.91Insider Selling
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$84.04+0.8%$2.83 billion$1.79 billion26.26Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$101.00+0.0%$2.49 billion$1.51 billion67.79Insider Selling
News Coverage
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.2$21.80+0.6%$1.80 billion$1.02 billion-363.27Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.3$35.17+1.1%$1.13 billion$1.80 billion-4.94
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.91+1.1%$652.21 million$205.23 million5.73Dividend Announcement
Unusual Options Activity
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
1.8$12.17+3.4%$356.98 million$590.37 million-6.99
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.85+2.7%$134.55 million$119.35 million-0.73Earnings Announcement
Gap Up
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.25+1.0%$98.99 million$70.09 million-7.95Earnings Announcement
This page was last updated on 5/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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