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$187.49
Volume567,294 shs
Average Volume744,052 shs
Market Capitalization$29.42 billion
P/E Ratio38.83
Dividend Yield1.64%
Beta0.74

Competitors

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) Vs. CSCO, QCOM, PANW, FFIV, CIEN, and JNPR

Should you be buying MSI stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "communications equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to Motorola Solutions, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), F5 Networks (FFIV), Ciena (CIEN), and Juniper Networks (JNPR).

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cisco Systems015902.38
Motorola Solutions121302.75

Cisco Systems currently has a consensus target price of $47.4348, suggesting a potential upside of 4.41%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus target price of $152.5714, suggesting a potential downside of 12.09%. Given Cisco Systems' higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.6% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cisco Systems$49.30 billion3.89$11.21 billion$2.9215.56
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33

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

Dividends

Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Cisco Systems pays out 49.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Motorola Solutions pays out 38.2% 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. Cisco Systems has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years and Motorola Solutions has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Cisco Systems is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cisco Systems21.76%32.64%12.94%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Summary

Cisco Systems beats Motorola Solutions on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
QUALCOMM13.72%78.39%9.49%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
QUALCOMM$24.27 billion7.32$4.39 billion$2.8455.31
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33

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

Dividends

QUALCOMM pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. QUALCOMM pays out 91.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Motorola Solutions pays out 38.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Motorola Solutions has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for QUALCOMM and Motorola Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
QUALCOMM192112.69
Motorola Solutions121302.75

QUALCOMM currently has a consensus price target of $149.0385, indicating a potential downside of 5.13%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus price target of $152.5714, indicating a potential downside of 12.09%. Given QUALCOMM's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Motorola Solutions on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.5% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Motorola Solutions and Palo Alto Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Motorola Solutions121302.75
Palo Alto Networks142702.81

Motorola Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $152.5714, indicating a potential downside of 12.09%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus target price of $338.9394, indicating a potential downside of 7.11%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Palo Alto Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%
Palo Alto Networks-7.83%-9.61%-1.62%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Palo Alto Networks' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.23$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-294.25

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Motorola Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats Palo Alto Networks on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Motorola Solutions and F5 Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Motorola Solutions121302.75
F5 Networks051302.72

Motorola Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $152.5714, suggesting a potential downside of 12.09%. F5 Networks has a consensus price target of $187.7778, suggesting a potential downside of 3.75%. Given F5 Networks' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Risk and Volatility

Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, F5 Networks has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Motorola Solutions and F5 Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of F5 Networks shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Motorola Solutions and F5 Networks' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33
F5 Networks$2.35 billion5.11$307.44 million$6.6629.29

Motorola Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than F5 Networks. Motorola Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

F5 Networks beats Motorola Solutions on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Ciena's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33
Ciena$3.53 billion2.33$361.29 million$2.6520.12

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Ciena shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Ciena shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Motorola Solutions and Ciena, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Motorola Solutions121302.75
Ciena051502.75

Motorola Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $152.5714, indicating a potential downside of 12.09%. Ciena has a consensus price target of $56.6765, indicating a potential upside of 6.31%. Given Ciena's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ciena has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Ciena's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats Ciena on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Juniper Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion3.73$868 million$7.4423.33
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.81$345 million$1.2120.20

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

Profitability

This table compares Motorola Solutions and Juniper Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%
Juniper Networks8.92%8.30%4.29%

Dividends

Motorola Solutions pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Juniper Networks pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Motorola Solutions pays out 38.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Juniper Networks pays out 66.1% 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. Motorola Solutions has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Motorola Solutions and Juniper Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Motorola Solutions121302.75
Juniper Networks38802.26

Motorola Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $152.5714, suggesting a potential downside of 12.09%. Juniper Networks has a consensus price target of $24.8810, suggesting a potential upside of 1.80%. Given Juniper Networks' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Juniper Networks is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.3% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats Juniper Networks on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Motorola Solutions Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.2$45.43+0.6%$191.97 billion$49.30 billion18.47Heavy News Reporting
QUALCOMM logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
2.5$157.09+2.4%$177.67 billion$24.27 billion66.28Increase in Short Interest
Palo Alto Networks logo
PANW
Palo Alto Networks
1.6$364.87+0.5%$34.86 billion$3.41 billion-132.68Analyst Report
Insider Selling
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
1.7$195.10+0.9%$12.02 billion$2.35 billion38.86Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Ciena logo
CIEN
Ciena
2.1$53.31+2.2%$8.24 billion$3.53 billion22.98Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
1.9$24.44+0.9%$8.06 billion$4.45 billion21.07Analyst Upgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Viasat logo
VSAT
Viasat
1.6$38.69+2.3%$2.61 billion$2.31 billion-1,934.50Increase in Short Interest
EchoStar logo
SATS
EchoStar
1.4$23.90+2.1%$2.35 billion$1.89 billion-16.83Increase in Short Interest
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.1$32.77+0.0%$2.02 billion$424.33 million234.07Increase in Short Interest
InterDigital logo
IDCC
InterDigital
2.3$65.66+0.8%$2.02 billion$318.92 million34.20Ex-Dividend
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.2$9.62+1.2%$1.80 billion$1.30 billion-6.68
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.1$32.79+0.8%$1.35 billion$1.70 billion-1.56
NETGEAR logo
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.7$38.46+2.5%$1.16 billion$998.76 million43.71
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.2$6.79+3.1%$987.25 million$563.11 million-4.04
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
1.5$7.76+0.1%$954.58 million$948.02 million-9.46
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.6$16.71+0.2%$801.35 million$530.06 million-49.15Increase in Short Interest
Harmonic logo
HLIT
Harmonic
1.2$7.89+3.0%$771.23 million$402.87 million-20.23Analyst Report
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.2$19.08+1.4%$565.15 million$279.27 million65.80
Comtech Telecommunications logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
2.4$22.06+1.2%$551.74 million$616.72 million-6.55
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
1.3$10.39+2.1%$364.01 million$366.11 million-3.43
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.3$12.27+0.2%$224.58 million$157.89 million-15.73Heavy News Reporting
Bel Fuse logo
BELFB
Bel Fuse
1.2$16.38+2.7%$202.44 million$492.41 million68.25Increase in Short Interest
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.1$35.57+0.6%$194.25 million$238.64 million32.34
PCTEL logo
PCTI
PCTEL
2.6$6.54+2.8%$122.43 million$90.62 million32.70
AWRE
Aware
0.7$4.44+1.1%$95.23 million$12.20 million-7.05Heavy News Reporting
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.2$7.38+3.4%$64.66 million$540.30 million-2.65
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