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Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) Competitors

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Should you be buying Thermo Fisher Scientific stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Thermo Fisher Scientific include Agilent Technologies (A), Mettler-Toledo International (MTD), Waters (WAT), Illumina (ILMN), Bio-Techne (TECH), Charles River Laboratories International (CRL), Bruker (BRKR), Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO), Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB), and aTyr Pharma (LIFE). These companies are all part of the "life sciences tools & services" industry.

Thermo Fisher Scientific vs.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) and Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, media sentiment and valuation.

Agilent Technologies has a net margin of 18.84% compared to Thermo Fisher Scientific's net margin of 14.20%. Agilent Technologies' return on equity of 26.25% beat Thermo Fisher Scientific's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Thermo Fisher Scientific14.20% 18.45% 8.65%
Agilent Technologies 18.84%26.25%14.45%

Thermo Fisher Scientific currently has a consensus price target of $607.94, indicating a potential upside of 7.42%. Agilent Technologies has a consensus price target of $136.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.05%. Given Thermo Fisher Scientific's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Thermo Fisher Scientific is more favorable than Agilent Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Thermo Fisher Scientific
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Agilent Technologies
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Thermo Fisher Scientific has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agilent Technologies has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Agilent Technologies had 3 more articles in the media than Thermo Fisher Scientific. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Agilent Technologies and 15 mentions for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher Scientific's average media sentiment score of 0.96 beat Agilent Technologies' score of 0.78 indicating that Thermo Fisher Scientific is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Thermo Fisher Scientific
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Agilent Technologies
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Thermo Fisher Scientific pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Agilent Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Thermo Fisher Scientific pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Agilent Technologies pays out 22.2% 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.

89.2% of Thermo Fisher Scientific shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Thermo Fisher Scientific shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Thermo Fisher Scientific received 200 more outperform votes than Agilent Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 81.14% of users gave Thermo Fisher Scientific an outperform vote while only 71.64% of users gave Agilent Technologies an outperform vote.

Thermo Fisher ScientificOutperform Votes
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Agilent TechnologiesOutperform Votes
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Thermo Fisher Scientific has higher revenue and earnings than Agilent Technologies. Agilent Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Thermo Fisher Scientific, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Thermo Fisher Scientific$42.86B5.04$6.00B$15.5936.30
Agilent Technologies$6.83B5.77$1.24B$4.2331.93


Thermo Fisher Scientific beats Agilent Technologies on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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TMO vs. The Competition

MetricThermo Fisher ScientificMeasuring & controlling devices IndustryMedical SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$215.52B$19.48B$5.10B$17.91B
Dividend Yield0.28%3.69%5.25%3.62%
P/E Ratio36.3014.92114.1920.40
Price / Sales5.0415.922,304.4514.41
Price / Cash18.5314.6731.4215.59
Price / Book4.683.484.724.93
Net Income$6.00B$536.75M$108.12M$972.82M
7 Day Performance-0.57%1.39%0.25%0.69%
1 Month Performance-3.10%-1.16%-3.10%-1.94%
1 Year Performance7.96%18.90%-2.96%10.44%

Thermo Fisher Scientific Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Agilent Technologies
4.1027 of 5 stars
+13.1%$39.34B$6.83B31.8818,100Analyst Forecast
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume
Mettler-Toledo International
4.0299 of 5 stars
+12.9%$31.64B$3.79B41.5317,300Positive News
4.2514 of 5 stars
+11.4%$17.46B$2.96B28.897,900Positive News
4.723 of 5 stars
-45.3%$17.22B$4.50B-13.269,300Analyst Forecast
4.6538 of 5 stars
-2.8%$11.75B$1.14B59.163,050Positive News
Charles River Laboratories International
4.6455 of 5 stars
+1.0%$10.80B$4.13B24.6721,800Positive News
4.9397 of 5 stars
-10.2%$9.71B$2.96B24.299,707Positive News
Bio-Rad Laboratories
4.6538 of 5 stars
-22.5%$8.24B$2.67B-27.888,030Positive News
Pacific Biosciences of California
2.3714 of 5 stars
aTyr Pharma
2.6826 of 5 stars
N/A$131.12M$350,000.00-2.1156Analyst Forecast

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This page (NYSE:TMO) was last updated on 6/25/2024 by Staff

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