Edwards Group (NASDAQ: EVAC) and CLARCOR (NYSE:CLC) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Edwards Group and CLARCOR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Edwards Group and CLARCOR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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This table compares Edwards Group and CLARCOR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.9% of CLARCOR shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of CLARCOR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CLARCOR pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Edwards Group does not pay a dividend. CLARCOR pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CLARCOR has raised its dividend for 53 consecutive years.
CLARCOR beats Edwards Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Edwards Group
Edwards Group Limited (Edwards) a global industrial technology company, is a manufacturer of vacuum products and abatement systems and a provider of related value-added services. The Company sells its products, systems and services across several targeted market sectors, Semiconductor, General Vacuum and Emerging Technologies, each of which contains several sub-sectors. As of December 31, 2011, Edwards operated 11 manufacturing and systemization sites in seven countries. Its vacuum products include a range of dry pumps, turbomolecular pumps and other vacuum pumps. Its abatement systems include customized solutions, which integrate vacuum and exhaust management technologies. Abatement products are used to manage exhaust gases and other process byproducts extracted by dry pumps. Its value-added services include equipment monitoring, repair and overhaul, remanufacturing, service upgrades and provision of spare parts.
CLARCOR Inc. is engaged in providing filtration products, filtration systems and services, and consumer and industrial packaging products. The Company’s segments are Engine/Mobile Filtration and Industrial/Environmental Filtration. Its Engine/Mobile Filtration segment manufactures and sells filtration products for on-road and off-road mobile and stationary applications. Its Industrial/Environmental Filtration segment manufactures and sells filtration products used in industrial and commercial processes, and in buildings and infrastructures of various types. Its liquid process filtration products include specialty industrial process liquid filters; filters for pharmaceutical processes and beverages; filtration systems, filters and coalescers for the oil and natural gas industry; filtration systems for aircraft refueling, anti-pollution, sewage treatment and water recycling; bilge water separators, and sand control filters for oil and gas drilling.
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