HP (NYSE:HPQ) & Wearable Devices (NASDAQ:WLDS) Critical Review

HP (NYSE:HPQGet Rating) and Wearable Devices (NASDAQ:WLDSGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HP and Wearable Devices’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HP $62.98 billion 0.44 $3.20 billion $3.01 9.27
Wearable Devices N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

HP has higher revenue and earnings than Wearable Devices.

Profitability

This table compares HP and Wearable Devices’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HP 5.09% -181.32% 10.95%
Wearable Devices N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HP and Wearable Devices, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HP 4 8 1 0 1.77
Wearable Devices 0 0 0 0 N/A

HP presently has a consensus target price of $29.60, suggesting a potential upside of 6.06%. Given HP’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe HP is more favorable than Wearable Devices.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.7% of HP shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.8% of Wearable Devices shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of HP shares are held by 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.

Summary

HP beats Wearable Devices on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HP

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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.

About Wearable Devices

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Wearable Devices Ltd. engages in developing a non-invasive neural input interface for controlling digital devices using subtle finger movements. The company offers Mudra Inspire development kits that enables users to control digital devices through finger movements and hand gestures. These digital devices include consumer electronics, smart watches, smartphones, augmented reality glasses, virtual reality headsets, televisions, personal computers and laptop computers, drones, robots, etc. It serves consumer electronics companies, industrial companies, information technology and software solutions providers, software development studios, and academia and research universities, as well as consumers from B2C market. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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