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Beazley (BEZ) Competitors

GBX 659.50
+7.00 (+1.07%)
(As of 03:37 AM ET)

BEZ vs. LRE, HL, HSX, STJ, PCT, INVP, ATST, 3IN, ABDN, and EMG

Should you be buying Beazley stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Beazley include Lancashire (LRE), Hargreaves Lansdown (HL), Hiscox (HSX), St. James's Place (STJ), Polar Capital Technology (PCT), Investec Group (INVP), Alliance Trust (ATST), 3i Infrastructure (3IN), abrdn (ABDN), and Man Group (EMG). These companies are all part of the "financial services" sector.

Beazley vs.

Beazley (LON:BEZ) and Lancashire (LON:LRE) are both financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, community ranking and media sentiment.

Lancashire has a net margin of 9.96% compared to Beazley's net margin of 3.84%. Lancashire's return on equity of 8.79% beat Beazley's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beazley3.84% 5.85% 1.08%
Lancashire 9.96%8.79%2.62%

In the previous week, Beazley had 1 more articles in the media than Lancashire. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Beazley and 3 mentions for Lancashire. Lancashire's average media sentiment score of 0.62 beat Beazley's score of 0.55 indicating that Lancashire is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Beazley
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Lancashire
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Beazley pays an annual dividend of GBX 26 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Lancashire pays an annual dividend of GBX 12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Beazley pays out 16,250.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Lancashire pays out 2,926.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Beazley currently has a consensus price target of GBX 834.33, suggesting a potential upside of 27.87%. Lancashire has a consensus price target of GBX 738.33, suggesting a potential upside of 13.52%. Given Beazley's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Beazley is more favorable than Lancashire.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beazley
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Lancashire
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Beazley received 348 more outperform votes than Lancashire when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.66% of users gave Beazley an outperform vote while only 44.35% of users gave Lancashire an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
BeazleyOutperform Votes
678
63.66%
Underperform Votes
387
36.34%
LancashireOutperform Votes
330
44.35%
Underperform Votes
414
55.65%

Beazley has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lancashire has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

71.9% of Beazley shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.5% of Lancashire shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Beazley shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Lancashire shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Beazley has higher revenue and earnings than Lancashire. Lancashire is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Beazley, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Beazley£3.91B1.13£150.20M£0.164,121.88
Lancashire£1.25B1.27£124.90M£0.411,586.34

Summary

Beazley beats Lancashire on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BEZ vs. The Competition

MetricBeazleyInsurance IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£4.44B£1.79B£3.75B£1.33B
Dividend Yield4.10%2.50%4.65%12.10%
P/E Ratio4,121.881,006.26434.971,688.31
Price / Sales1.1361.452,621.66420,752.38
Price / Cash0.501.7345.7432.82
Price / Book1.401.331.582.50
Net Income£150.20M£2.47M£421.19M£182.45M
7 Day Performance4.02%0.26%0.45%-0.09%
1 Month Performance21.90%8.17%1.07%-0.31%
1 Year Performance-3.44%-0.09%1.89%5.91%

Beazley Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LRE
Lancashire
1.239 of 5 stars
GBX 625.50
+0.8%
GBX 738.33
+18.0%
+7.4%£1.53B£1.25B1,525.61338
HL
Hargreaves Lansdown
1.8271 of 5 stars
GBX 805.40
-1.4%
GBX 921.50
+14.4%
-10.5%£3.82B£735.10M1,184.412,277Dividend Cut
Analyst Report
Insider Buying
High Trading Volume
HSX
Hiscox
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,063
+0.3%
GBX 1,224.50
+15.2%
-2.8%£3.70B£3.08B1,832.763,000Gap Down
STJ
St. James's Place
2.6577 of 5 stars
GBX 666.20
+1.9%
GBX 1,354.29
+103.3%
-59.1%£3.65B£12.49B1,024.922,770Dividend Cut
News Coverage
Gap Down
PCT
Polar Capital Technology
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2,812.20
-0.5%
N/A+48.4%£3.43B£540M701.302,021News Coverage
Gap Down
INVP
Investec Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 518.60
+0.4%
N/A-6.7%£3.35B£2.26B710.417,400News Coverage
ATST
Alliance Trust
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1,172.68
-0.1%
N/A+18.4%£3.33B£444.31M820.053News Coverage
Positive News
3IN
3i Infrastructure
0 of 5 stars
GBX 321.50
-0.2%
N/A+4.3%£2.97B£344M868.93N/A
ABDN
abrdn
1.3524 of 5 stars
GBX 160.83
+1.0%
GBX 212.50
+32.1%
-27.8%£2.96B£1.57B-804.135,130Dividend Announcement
EMG
Man Group
0.9906 of 5 stars
GBX 237.85
+0.7%
GBX 289
+21.5%
-1.3%£2.85B£1.35B991.041,655Dividend Increase

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This page (LON:BEZ) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff