COPsync (OTCMKTS:COYNQ) and HP (NYSE:HPQ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
HP pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. COPsync does not pay a dividend. HP pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations for COPsync and HP, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
HP has a consensus target price of $27.40, suggesting a potential upside of 13.50%. Given HP’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HP is more favorable than COPsync.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares COPsync and HP’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|COPsync||$6.10 million||0.00||-$6.41 million||N/A||N/A|
|HP||$52.06 billion||0.74||$2.53 billion||$1.65||14.67|
HP has higher revenue and earnings than COPsync.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
80.4% of HP shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of COPsync shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of HP shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares COPsync and HP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
COPsync has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HP has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
HP beats COPsync on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
COPsync Company Profile
COPsync, Inc. operates a real-time law enforcement mobile data information system in the United States. It provides COPsync Network, a software as a service, which enables patrol officers to collect, report, and share critical data in real-time at the point of incident and obtain instant access to various local, state, and federal law enforcement databases. The company's COPsync Network service also enables officers to electronically write tickets; process DUI and other arrests; and document accidents and other incidents, as well as allows dispatchers and officers to send be on the lookout and other alerts of child kidnappings, robberies, car thefts, police pursuits, and other crimes in progress to officers on the COPsync Network. In addition, it offers COPsync911, an emergency threat notification service; VidTac, an in-vehicle software-driven video camera system for law enforcement and fire departments; WARRANTsync, a statewide misdemeanor warrant clearing database; and COURTsync, a court security and efficiency application. The company sells its products and services through direct sales channels, and distributors and resellers. COPsync, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Addison, Texas. On September 29, 2017, COPsync, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
HP Company Profile
HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions, and services, as well as scanning devices; and laserJet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and 3D printing solutions. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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