Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) and Moog (NYSE:MOG.B) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Moog and Moog, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moog 0 1 3 0 2.75
Moog 0 0 0 0 N/A

Moog currently has a consensus price target of $96.33, suggesting a potential upside of 13.80%. Given Moog’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Moog is more favorable than Moog.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Moog and Moog’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moog $2.71 billion 1.12 $96.51 million $4.57 18.54
Moog $2.71 billion 1.08 $96.51 million N/A N/A

Profitability

This table compares Moog and Moog’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moog 3.56% 13.02% 5.29%
Moog 3.56% 13.02% 5.29%

Volatility and Risk

Moog has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Moog has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.1% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Moog shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Moog shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Moog shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Moog pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Moog pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Moog pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Moog beats Moog on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Moog Company Profile

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

Moog Company Profile

Moog Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion and fluid controls and systems for a range of applications in aerospace and defense and industrial markets. The Company has five segments: Aircraft Controls, Space and Defense Controls, Industrial Systems, Components and Medical Devices. Its Aircraft Controls segment designs, manufactures and integrates primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircraft, and provides aftermarket support. Its Space and Defense Controls segment provides controls for satellites, space vehicles, launch vehicles, armored combat vehicles, tactical and strategic missiles, security and surveillance and other defense applications. Its Industrial Systems segment serves a global customer base across various markets. Its Components segment offers slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, motors, sensors and handpieces product line. Its Medical Devices segment focuses on infusion therapy and enteral clinical nutrition.

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