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S&P 500   5,137.08
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
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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
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
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
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
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
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
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
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
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McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) Competitors

$67.81
-1.05 (-1.52%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

MKC vs. CLX, IFF, TSN, HRL, CELH, LW, TAP, CAG, SJM, and CPB

Should you be buying McCormick & Company, Incorporated stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of McCormick & Company, Incorporated include Clorox (CLX), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Tyson Foods (TSN), Hormel Foods (HRL), Celsius (CELH), Lamb Weston (LW), Molson Coors Beverage (TAP), Conagra Brands (CAG), J. M. Smucker (SJM), and Campbell Soup (CPB). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated vs.

Clorox (NYSE:CLX) and McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Clorox presently has a consensus price target of $144.33, indicating a potential downside of 5.09%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a consensus price target of $73.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.39%. Given Clorox's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe McCormick & Company, Incorporated is more favorable than Clorox.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clorox
5 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.71
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
3 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.80

In the previous week, Clorox had 5 more articles in the media than McCormick & Company, Incorporated. MarketBeat recorded 13 mentions for Clorox and 8 mentions for McCormick & Company, Incorporated. Clorox's average media sentiment score of 1.29 beat McCormick & Company, Incorporated's score of 0.62 indicating that McCormick & Company, Incorporated is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Clorox
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

McCormick & Company, Incorporated received 101 more outperform votes than Clorox when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.16% of users gave McCormick & Company, Incorporated an outperform vote while only 40.62% of users gave Clorox an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
CloroxOutperform Votes
355
40.62%
Underperform Votes
519
59.38%
McCormick & Company, IncorporatedOutperform Votes
456
58.16%
Underperform Votes
328
41.84%

78.0% of Clorox shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.2% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Clorox shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a net margin of 10.22% compared to McCormick & Company, Incorporated's net margin of 1.09%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated's return on equity of 319.41% beat Clorox's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clorox1.09% 319.41% 12.27%
McCormick & Company, Incorporated 10.22%14.55%5.60%

McCormick & Company, Incorporated has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Clorox. McCormick & Company, Incorporated is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Clorox, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Clorox$7.39B2.55$149M$0.63241.40
McCormick & Company, Incorporated$6.66B2.73$680.60M$2.5226.91

Clorox pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Clorox pays out 761.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. McCormick & Company, Incorporated pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Clorox has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years and McCormick & Company, Incorporated has increased its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Clorox is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Clorox has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

McCormick & Company, Incorporated beats Clorox on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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MKC vs. The Competition

MetricMcCormick & Company, Incorporatedfood preparations & kindred products IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$18.19B$3.56B$14.54B$17.54B
Dividend Yield2.44%6.78%2.99%3.58%
P/E Ratio26.915.2224.4125.18
Price / Sales2.731.056.416.88
Price / Cash19.9310.8931.1015.92
Price / Book3.581.725.075.86
Net Income$680.60M$136.73M$582.74M$863.03M
7 Day Performance-0.40%-1.16%0.69%1.63%
1 Month Performance0.19%0.05%1.99%3.18%
1 Year Performance-6.98%-13.27%0.28%101.06%

McCormick & Company, Incorporated Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CLX
Clorox
4.2224 of 5 stars
$151.89
+0.6%
$144.64
-4.8%
-2.8%$18.85B$7.39B241.108,700Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
4.2333 of 5 stars
$74.42
-3.9%
$82.53
+10.9%
-18.4%$19.00B$11.48B-7.413,200Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
TSN
Tyson Foods
4.716 of 5 stars
$54.13
+0.0%
$57.60
+6.4%
-9.9%$19.29B$52.94B-21.91139,000
HRL
Hormel Foods
4.2947 of 5 stars
$30.90
+1.5%
$36.50
+18.1%
-20.2%$16.90B$12.11B21.1620,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
CELH
Celsius
2.5939 of 5 stars
$67.52
+3.0%
$64.82
-4.0%
+151.9%$15.64B$653.60M140.67378Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
LW
Lamb Weston
4.5352 of 5 stars
$100.81
-1.2%
$127.11
+26.1%
-0.2%$14.55B$5.35B13.1110,300Positive News
TAP
Molson Coors Beverage
2.9149 of 5 stars
$62.76
+0.0%
$67.57
+7.7%
+16.6%$13.54B$13.88B14.3916,500Short Interest ↑
Positive News
CAG
Conagra Brands
4.64 of 5 stars
$27.98
-0.1%
$32.87
+17.5%
-22.5%$13.37B$12.28B13.5818,600Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
SJM
J. M. Smucker
4.4654 of 5 stars
$122.81
-1.9%
$138.07
+12.4%
-17.5%$13.04B$8.53B-2,046.835,800Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
CPB
Campbell Soup
4.1439 of 5 stars
$42.27
+0.2%
$46.75
+10.6%
-18.2%$12.66B$9.36B15.9514,500Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage

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