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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Lear (LEA) Competitors

$136.42
-0.93 (-0.68%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

LEA vs. GNTX, BWA, ALSN, MOD, LCII, DORM, ALV, VC, ADNT, and MGA

Should you be buying Lear stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lear include Gentex (GNTX), BorgWarner (BWA), Allison Transmission (ALSN), Modine Manufacturing (MOD), LCI Industries (LCII), Dorman Products (DORM), Autoliv (ALV), Visteon (VC), Adient (ADNT), and Magna International (MGA). These companies are all part of the "motor vehicle parts & accessories" industry.

Lear vs.

Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) and Lear (NYSE:LEA) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations, community ranking and institutional ownership.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Gentex$2.30B3.70$428.40M$1.8419.98
Lear$23.47B0.33$572.50M$9.6814.09

Lear received 260 more outperform votes than Gentex when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.50% of users gave Gentex an outperform vote while only 58.74% of users gave Lear an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
GentexOutperform Votes
409
61.50%
Underperform Votes
256
38.50%
LearOutperform Votes
669
58.74%
Underperform Votes
470
41.26%

Gentex has a net margin of 18.63% compared to Gentex's net margin of 2.44%. Lear's return on equity of 19.25% beat Gentex's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gentex18.63% 19.25% 16.98%
Lear 2.44%14.09%4.86%

Gentex pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Lear pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Gentex pays out 26.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lear pays out 31.8% 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.

In the previous week, Lear had 19 more articles in the media than Gentex. MarketBeat recorded 28 mentions for Lear and 9 mentions for Gentex. Lear's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat Gentex's score of 0.56 indicating that Gentex is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Gentex
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Lear
7 Very Positive mention(s)
8 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Gentex currently has a consensus price target of $36.80, suggesting a potential upside of 0.11%. Lear has a consensus price target of $161.89, suggesting a potential upside of 18.67%. Given Gentex's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lear is more favorable than Gentex.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentex
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.40
Lear
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.56

Gentex has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lear has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

84.6% of Gentex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.0% of Lear shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Gentex shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Lear shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Lear beats Gentex on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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LEA vs. The Competition

MetricLearMotor vehicle parts & accessories IndustryAuto SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.78B$3.58B$16.45B$17.54B
Dividend Yield2.24%3.61%2.39%3.58%
P/E Ratio14.0930.0918.2325.19
Price / Sales0.337.5268.427.18
Price / Cash6.099.119.7815.92
Price / Book1.542.942.195.86
Net Income$572.50M$208.14M$1.26B$863.03M
7 Day Performance0.90%3.72%3.07%1.63%
1 Month Performance0.58%2.69%1.90%3.14%
1 Year Performance-4.37%-8.51%-16.22%94.49%

Lear Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GNTX
Gentex
3.7878 of 5 stars
$36.42
+1.2%
$36.80
+1.0%
+28.7%$8.43B$2.30B19.796,245Short Interest ↑
BWA
BorgWarner
4.9371 of 5 stars
$30.68
+1.7%
$44.12
+43.8%
-38.6%$7.05B$14.20B11.4939,900Analyst Revision
ALSN
Allison Transmission
3.7687 of 5 stars
$75.33
+0.7%
$61.00
-19.0%
+54.7%$6.57B$3.04B10.133,700Insider Selling
MOD
Modine Manufacturing
2.101 of 5 stars
$89.34
+3.7%
$89.00
-0.4%
+258.9%$4.66B$2.30B21.0711,300Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
LCII
LCI Industries
3.1935 of 5 stars
$125.52
+2.1%
$104.20
-17.0%
+10.7%$3.18B$3.78B49.6112,900Positive News
DORM
Dorman Products
2.0109 of 5 stars
$96.27
+15.8%
$108.50
+12.7%
+2.1%$3.03B$1.73B31.363,786Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
ALV
Autoliv
3.8897 of 5 stars
$114.64
+1.6%
$112.18
-2.1%
+25.2%$9.47B$10.48B19.9470,300Positive News
VC
Visteon
4.9713 of 5 stars
$115.16
+0.2%
$151.45
+31.5%
-32.4%$3.17B$3.95B6.7010,000Analyst Report
ADNT
Adient
4.8454 of 5 stars
$34.21
+0.7%
$43.67
+27.6%
-22.0%$3.12B$15.40B15.2770,000Analyst Report
MGA
Magna International
4.5846 of 5 stars
$54.73
+2.6%
$63.93
+16.8%
-3.9%$15.70B$42.80B12.97168,000Short Interest ↑

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