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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024
Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024
Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 3/1/2024
Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Question of whether Nebraska public money can go to private schools still set for November ballot
A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices
Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack

Sony (SNE) Competitors

Notice: This company has been marked as potentially delisted and may not be actively trading.

SNE vs. SONY, MAR, LULU, HLT, NKE, CHTR, LVS, EA, DKNG, and RCL

Should you be buying Sony stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Sony include Sony Group (SONY), Marriott International (MAR), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), Hilton Worldwide (HLT), NIKE (NKE), Charter Communications (CHTR), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Electronic Arts (EA), DraftKings (DKNG), and Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL). These companies are all part of the "consumer discretionary" sector.

Sony vs.

Sony Group (NYSE:SONY) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, profitability, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

8.0% of Sony Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.8% of Sony shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Sony Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of Sony 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.

Sony Group has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sony has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Sony Group pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Sony pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Sony Group pays out 7.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Sony pays out 9.7% 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.

Sony has a net margin of 11.34% compared to Sony's net margin of 7.62%. Sony Group's return on equity of 19.06% beat Sony's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sony Group7.62% 12.43% 2.74%
Sony 11.34%19.06%3.99%

Sony Group presently has a consensus price target of $108.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.70%. Given Sony's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sony Group is more favorable than Sony.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sony Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.80
Sony
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Sony received 591 more outperform votes than Sony Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 72.60% of users gave Sony an outperform vote while only 39.39% of users gave Sony Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Sony GroupOutperform Votes
13
39.39%
Underperform Votes
20
60.61%
SonyOutperform Votes
604
72.60%
Underperform Votes
228
27.40%

In the previous week, Sony Group had 30 more articles in the media than Sony. MarketBeat recorded 31 mentions for Sony Group and 1 mentions for Sony. Sony Group's average media sentiment score of 0.00 beat Sony's score of -0.16 indicating that Sony is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sony Group
4 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
15 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Sony
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sony Group$85.23B1.27$6.93B$5.1816.99
Sony$75.99B1.41$5.36B$4.2420.76

Summary

Sony Group beats Sony on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SNE vs. The Competition

MetricSonyHousehold Audio & Video Equipment IndustryDiscretionary SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$107.40B$12.63B$7.14B$17.59B
Dividend Yield0.39%1.17%2.56%3.57%
P/E Ratio12.617.8513.5221.96
Price / Sales1.411.275.756.95
Price / Cash13.8017.9116.8015.92
Price / Book2.442.444.455.86
Net Income$5.36B$718.37M$212.94M$863.03M

Sony Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SONY
Sony Group
2.3621 of 5 stars
$85.82
-0.3%
$108.00
+25.8%
+5.2%$105.92B$85.23B16.57113,000Gap Up
MAR
Marriott International
4.2973 of 5 stars
$249.03
-0.1%
$228.79
-8.1%
+47.5%$72.09B$23.71B24.44411,000Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
LULU
Lululemon Athletica
4.2051 of 5 stars
$467.84
-0.1%
$493.87
+5.6%
+48.1%$59.04B$8.11B59.5234,000
HLT
Hilton Worldwide
4.4445 of 5 stars
$203.59
+0.3%
$176.93
-13.1%
+40.8%$51.34B$10.24B47.02178,000Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
Positive News
NKE
NIKE
4.7689 of 5 stars
$105.14
+0.6%
$122.24
+16.3%
-14.1%$160.01B$51.22B30.7483,700
CHTR
Charter Communications
4.924 of 5 stars
$290.00
-0.9%
$416.75
+43.7%
-19.1%$42.12B$54.61B9.66101,100
LVS
Las Vegas Sands
4.1947 of 5 stars
$53.40
-1.0%
$68.82
+28.9%
-12.4%$40.24B$10.37B33.3838,700Gap Down
EA
Electronic Arts
3.3532 of 5 stars
$139.50
-2.0%
$146.94
+5.3%
+27.5%$37.30B$7.43B35.1413,400Ex-Dividend
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
DKNG
DraftKings
3.1401 of 5 stars
$41.48
+2.8%
$43.00
+3.7%
+137.6%$35.95B$3.67B-23.704,400Analyst Report
RCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises
4.795 of 5 stars
$123.24
+3.1%
$130.79
+6.1%
+73.8%$31.63B$13.90B19.8198,200Gap Up

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This page (NYSE:SNE) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff