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Watsco (WSO.B) Competitors

$445.15
0.00 (0.00%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

WSO.B vs. WSO, EME, LII, JHX, MAS, OC, RPM, WMS, BLD, and TOL

Should you be buying Watsco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Watsco include Watsco (WSO), EMCOR Group (EME), Lennox International (LII), James Hardie Industries (JHX), Masco (MAS), Owens Corning (OC), RPM International (RPM), Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS), TopBuild (BLD), and Toll Brothers (TOL). These companies are all part of the "construction" sector.

Watsco vs.

Watsco (NYSE:WSO) and Watsco (NYSE:WSO.B) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, media sentiment, risk, valuation, community ranking, dividends and earnings.

Watsco received 231 more outperform votes than Watsco when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.11% of users gave Watsco an outperform vote while only 55.46% of users gave Watsco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WatscoOutperform Votes
330
55.46%
Underperform Votes
265
44.54%
WatscoOutperform Votes
99
61.11%
Underperform Votes
63
38.89%

Watsco currently has a consensus target price of $404.25, suggesting a potential downside of 17.42%. Given Watsco's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Watsco is more favorable than Watsco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Watsco
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.29
Watsco
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

89.7% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.9% of Watsco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of Watsco shares are owned by company 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.

Watsco has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Watsco has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Watsco had 5 more articles in the media than Watsco. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Watsco and 1 mentions for Watsco. Watsco's average media sentiment score of 0.85 beat Watsco's score of 0.21 indicating that Watsco is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Watsco
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Watsco
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Watsco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Watsco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Watsco$7.28B2.71$536.34M$13.0037.66
Watsco$7.28B2.46$536.34M$13.0034.24

Watsco pays an annual dividend of $10.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Watsco pays an annual dividend of $10.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Watsco pays out 83.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Watsco pays out 83.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Watsco has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Watsco7.03% 19.26% 12.65%
Watsco 7.03%19.26%12.65%

Summary

Watsco beats Watsco on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding WSO.B and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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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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WSO.B vs. The Competition

MetricWatscoHardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies IndustryConstruction SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$17.94B$19.98B$8.85B$17.78B
Dividend Yield2.43%2.07%1.97%3.55%
P/E Ratio34.2419.2224.4625.80
Price / Sales2.462.203.8510.26
Price / Cash30.6927.6215.8318.96
Price / Book6.137.644.735.91
Net Income$536.34M$742.27M$516.58M$976.87M
7 Day PerformanceN/A0.27%-0.25%-1.53%
1 Month PerformanceN/A1.62%4.11%4.68%
1 Year Performance39.41%26.16%35.49%23.54%

Watsco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WSO
Watsco
3.4787 of 5 stars
$484.45
+1.0%
$404.25
-16.6%
+52.1%$19.14B$7.28B37.277,425
EME
EMCOR Group
1.5667 of 5 stars
$374.03
+0.1%
$375.00
+0.3%
+138.1%$17.58B$12.58B24.6738,300Positive News
LII
Lennox International
4.4811 of 5 stars
$496.85
+2.3%
$482.31
-2.9%
+82.1%$17.70B$4.98B28.7912,600Dividend Increase
JHX
James Hardie Industries
2.048 of 5 stars
$36.95
+1.5%
$35.50
-3.9%
+25.7%$16.03B$3.78B30.535,473Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
MAS
Masco
4.0305 of 5 stars
$71.10
+0.4%
$72.15
+1.5%
+37.6%$15.66B$7.91B17.4318,000
OC
Owens Corning
4.7409 of 5 stars
$177.72
+1.2%
$168.21
-5.3%
+66.1%$15.40B$9.68B14.3918,000Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
News Coverage
RPM
RPM International
2.3688 of 5 stars
$113.65
-0.2%
$115.11
+1.3%
+41.1%$14.63B$7.26B26.1917,274Positive News
WMS
Advanced Drainage Systems
4.7889 of 5 stars
$173.31
+1.3%
$162.56
-6.2%
+79.8%$13.45B$3.07B27.555,870Positive News
BLD
TopBuild
3.9214 of 5 stars
$419.95
+2.5%
$420.90
+0.2%
+99.4%$13.36B$5.19B21.1714,012Positive News
TOL
Toll Brothers
4.172 of 5 stars
$127.44
+1.0%
$113.80
-10.7%
+80.4%$13.28B$10.16B9.854,800Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:WSO.B) was last updated on 5/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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