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Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Competitors

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Should you be buying Douglas Dynamics stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Douglas Dynamics include Greenbrier Companies (GBX), Lindsay (LNN), Wabash National (WNC), Astec Industries (ASTE), Miller Industries (MLR), Titan International (TWI), Manitowoc (MTW), Twin Disc (TWIN), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), and FreightCar America (RAIL). These companies are all part of the "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" industry.

Douglas Dynamics vs.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) and Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, community ranking and profitability.

Greenbrier Companies pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Douglas Dynamics pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Greenbrier Companies pays out 31.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Douglas Dynamics pays out 100.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Douglas Dynamics has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. Douglas Dynamics is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Greenbrier Companies$3.94B0.36$62.50M$3.8211.90
Douglas Dynamics$568.18M0.92$23.72M$1.1719.35

Greenbrier Companies has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Douglas Dynamics has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Douglas Dynamics has a net margin of 4.90% compared to Douglas Dynamics' net margin of 3.51%. Greenbrier Companies' return on equity of 12.95% beat Douglas Dynamics' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Greenbrier Companies3.51% 8.95% 3.20%
Douglas Dynamics 4.90%12.95%4.82%

Greenbrier Companies received 144 more outperform votes than Douglas Dynamics when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.98% of users gave Greenbrier Companies an outperform vote while only 55.21% of users gave Douglas Dynamics an outperform vote.

Greenbrier CompaniesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Douglas DynamicsOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

In the previous week, Greenbrier Companies had 14 more articles in the media than Douglas Dynamics. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Greenbrier Companies and 1 mentions for Douglas Dynamics. Greenbrier Companies' average media sentiment score of 1.80 beat Douglas Dynamics' score of 0.29 indicating that Douglas Dynamics is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Greenbrier Companies
5 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Douglas Dynamics
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

95.6% of Greenbrier Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Douglas Dynamics shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Greenbrier Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Douglas Dynamics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Greenbrier Companies presently has a consensus price target of $54.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.76%. Douglas Dynamics has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.67%. Given Greenbrier Companies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Douglas Dynamics is more favorable than Greenbrier Companies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Greenbrier Companies
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Douglas Dynamics
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)


Greenbrier Companies beats Douglas Dynamics on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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PLOW vs. The Competition

MetricDouglas DynamicsConstruction machinery IndustryAuto SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$522.76M$28.04B$15.07B$18.31B
Dividend Yield5.50%2.54%2.81%3.58%
P/E Ratio19.3515.819.7823.63
Price / Sales0.921.2411.5415.30
Price / Cash10.769.199.8719.68
Price / Book2.
Net Income$23.72M$1.66B$1.34B$973.14M
7 Day Performance4.62%3.76%21.51%4.03%
1 Month Performance-7.19%-1.65%27.32%2.83%
1 Year Performance-23.77%-4.08%-21.91%8.19%

Douglas Dynamics Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Greenbrier Companies
4.4286 of 5 stars
4.43 / 5 stars
+4.5%$1.36B$3.94B12.8813,800Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Short Interest ↓
3.8431 of 5 stars
3.84 / 5 stars
-5.0%$1.21B$619.21M16.861,209Short Interest ↓
Wabash National
3.7053 of 5 stars
3.71 / 5 stars
-8.6%$926.96M$2.54B4.956,700Positive News
Astec Industries
4.2831 of 5 stars
4.28 / 5 stars
-30.3%$666.64M$1.34B26.874,322Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Miller Industries
0.8932 of 5 stars
0.89 / 5 stars
N/A+62.3%$632.80M$1.15B9.631,821Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Titan International
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
4.2573 of 5 stars
4.26 / 5 stars
-38.8%$365.00M$2.23B13.694,800Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Twin Disc
2.7437 of 5 stars
2.74 / 5 stars
N/A+14.7%$170.80M$276.96M14.02739Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Commercial Vehicle Group
4.5475 of 5 stars
4.55 / 5 stars
-53.2%$161.93M$994.68M3.608,200Short Interest ↑
FreightCar America
2.9194 of 5 stars
2.92 / 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:PLOW) was last updated on 7/12/2024 by Staff

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