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Best Scientific & Technical Instrument Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top scientific & technical instrument stocks in 2024 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best scientific & technical instrument stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the scientific & technical instruments industry.

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GRMN
GARMIN LTD
$25.62B2.19%43.30%$0.7300$2.9242%02024-03-142024-03-29
KEYS
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES INC
$25.21BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ITRI
ITRON INC
$3.39BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
FTV
FORTIVE CORP
$29.66B0.34%12.00%$0.0800$0.294%02024-02-222024-03-28
BMI
BADGER METER INC
$4.57B0.64%31.30%$0.2700$0.9910%1
ST
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC
$5.18B1.40%22.70%$0.1200$0.4827%02024-02-28
TDY
TELEDYNE TECHNOLOGIES INC
$20.12BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SOTK
SONO TEK CORP
$85.02MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
ESE
ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC
$2.64B0.31%8.90%$0.0800$0.324%02024-03-282024-04-16
CPTN
CEPTON INC
$41.92MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
CGNX
COGNEX CORP
$6.80B0.72%43.20%$0.0750$0.2912%12024-02-282024-03-14
VPG
VISHAY PRECISION GROUP INC
$458.64MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MLAB
MESA LABORATORIES INC
$553.81M0.62%376.50%$0.1600$0.6410%02024-02-282024-03-15
ELSE
ELECTRO SENSORS INC
$14.12MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
BKSY
BLACKSKY TECHNOLOGY INC
$205.90MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
FARO
FARO TECHNOLOGIES INC
$403.35MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
TRMB
TRIMBLE INC
$15.00BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SVRE
SAVERONE 2014 LTD
$5.89MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
LUNA
LUNA INNOVATIONS INC
$242.80MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MIND
MIND TECHNOLOGY INC
$8.43MN/A0.00%$5.6250N/AN/A0
WATT
ENERGOUS CORP
$11.36MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MVIS
MICROVISION INC
$398.97MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
GNSS
GENASYS INC
$90.26MN/A0.00%$0.0100N/AN/A0
MKSI
MKS INSTRUMENTS INC
$7.97B0.74%-3.40%$0.2200$0.8812%02024-02-232024-03-08
FCUV
FOCUS UNIVERSAL INC
$27.23MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
SOBR
SOBR SAFE INC
$12.42MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
NOVT
NOVANTA INC
$5.64BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
MSAI
MULTISENSOR AI HOLDINGS INC
$36.47MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
COHR
COHERENT CORP
$8.72BN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
VNT
VONTIER CORP
$6.41B0.06%3.10%$0.0250$0.030%0
WRAP
WRAP TECHNOLOGIES INC
$174.20MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
KNW
KNOW LABS INC
$39.13MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
AWIN
AERWINS TECHNOLOGIES INC
$5.96MN/A0.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A

Scientific & Technical Instrument Stocks FAQ

What are the best scientific & technical instrument stocks to buy right now in Feb 2024?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best scientific & technical instrument stocks to buy right now are:

1. Garmin (NYSE:GRMN)


Garmin (NYSE:GRMN) is the top scientific & technical instrument stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 26 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 28. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Garmin has seen its stock return 42.17% over the past year, overperforming other scientific & technical instrument stocks by 42 percentage points.

Garmin has an average 1 year price target of $122.25, a downside of -8.48% from Garmin's current stock price of $133.58.

Garmin stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering Garmin, 25% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 75% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS)


Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is the second best scientific & technical instrument stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 24 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 28. It passed 17 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Keysight Technologies has seen its stock lose -21.28% over the past year, underperforming other scientific & technical instrument stocks by -21 percentage points.

Keysight Technologies has an average 1 year price target of $161.33, an upside of 12.01% from Keysight Technologies's current stock price of $144.04.

Keysight Technologies stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Keysight Technologies, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 16.67% have issued a Buy, 33.33% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI)


Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) is the third best scientific & technical instrument stock with a Zen Score of 47, which is 19 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 28. It passed 15 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Itron has seen its stock return 34.5% over the past year, overperforming other scientific & technical instrument stocks by 35 percentage points.

Itron has an average 1 year price target of $78.33, an upside of 5.26% from Itron's current stock price of $74.42.

Itron stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Itron, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 33.33% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the scientific & technical instrument stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 scientific & technical instrument stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 scientific & technical instrument stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Garmin (NYSE:GRMN)


Garmin (NYSE:GRMN) has an annual dividend yield of 2.19%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 0.78%. Garmin's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Garmin's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Garmin's dividend payout ratio of 43.3% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST)


Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) has an annual dividend yield of 1.4%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 0.78%.

Sensata Technologies Holding's dividend payout ratio of 22.7% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Mks Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI)


Mks Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) has an annual dividend yield of 0.74%, which is the same as the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 0.78%. Mks Instruments's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Mks Instruments's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Mks Instruments's dividend payout ratio of -3.4% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are scientific & technical instrument stocks down?

Scientific & technical instrument stocks were down -0.45% in the last day, and up 0.48% over the last week. Keysight Technologies was the among the top losers in the scientific & technical instruments industry, dropping -6.73% yesterday.

Keysight Technologies shares are trading lower after the company issued Q2 EPS and revenue guidance below estimates.

What are the most undervalued scientific & technical instrument stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued scientific & technical instrument stocks right now are:

1. Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST)


Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) is the most undervalued scientific & technical instrument stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Sensata Technologies Holding has a valuation score of 71, which is 51 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 20. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Sensata Technologies Holding's stock has dropped -32.88% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the scientific & technical instrument industry by -33 percentage points.

2. Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI)


Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) is the second most undervalued scientific & technical instrument stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Itron has a valuation score of 43, which is 23 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 20. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Itron's stock has gained 34.5% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the scientific & technical instrument industry by 35 percentage points.

3. Esco Technologies (NYSE:ESE)


Esco Technologies (NYSE:ESE) is the third most undervalued scientific & technical instrument stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Esco Technologies has a valuation score of 43, which is 23 points higher than the scientific & technical instrument industry average of 20. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Esco Technologies's stock has gained 9.53% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the scientific & technical instrument industry by 10 percentage points.

Are scientific & technical instrument stocks a good buy now?

40% of scientific & technical instrument stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect scientific & technical instrument stocks to rise by 8.72% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the scientific & technical instruments industry?

The average P/E ratio of the scientific & technical instruments industry is 29.18x.
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