The Compare Tool

With the Compare Stocks tool you can easily put up to six companies head-to-head across a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. This is a great way to come to a quick conclusion about their relative strengths and weaknesses.

The tool can be accessed from various locations around Stockopedia. You can click the Tools menu in the navigation bar and select Compare Stocks.

Alternatively, Compare Stocks can be run from any individual Stock Report. Simply hover over the Tools tab above the price chart and click Compared to Peers.  

You can also launch the tool from any table or portfolio view on the website. Simply tick the boxes next to the stocks you want to analyse and a Compare button will appear. Click it to load those stocks into the Compare tool.

Adding stocks to the comparison

Once loaded, the Compare Stocks tool allows you to compare up to six companies. You can add further shares to your comparison in one of two ways.

  • Firstly you can use input form box at the top of the page. Enter a company name or ticker and select it from the drop-down list. When you’re done, click Go.
  • Secondly, we provide a few suggestions from the company’s sector which can be added with a single click of the blue ‘plus’ icon.

Analysing the results

The results are presented in vertical columns on the page with a single stock in each column. Each row contains a vital fundamental or technical metric. Across each row for each metric the value for each company is displayed. As a helping hand, we automatically flag which company achieves the “_best_” value for each of the measures in the comparison.

NB - “_Best_” in this scenario means fastest growth, cheapest valuation, highest profitability or best performing share price.

We show the best value by highlighting it with a green tick on each line.

In this case, the first company in the list has the cheapest Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Cashflow while the second company is cheapest by some other measures.

Importantly as you scroll down the page the fixed header containing the company names will stay in place which is very useful when you’re comparing fundamentals.

In the left column we try to include all the main fundamental and technical ratios from the Stock Reports on Stockopedia split into intuitive groups across size, value, quality and momentum. These include variables based on:

If you don’t understand a metric or ratio you can of course click the name and a helpful popup definition from the glossary will appear.

Removing stocks

If you want to remove stocks, simply click the red cross next to the company name.

Price chart comparison

Finally, in addition to comparing stocks on fundamentals, it’s also possible to compare their respective share price performances. At the top left-hand side of the Compare page is a Charts tab. Click this to switch to the price chart.