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Witan Investment Trust (WTAN) Competitors

GBX 270.50
-1.00 (-0.37%)
(As of 07/19/2024 ET)

WTAN vs. SDR, ICP, SDRC, FCIT, HL, MNG, PCT, ATST, UKW, and STJ

Should you be buying Witan Investment Trust stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Witan Investment Trust include Schroders (SDR), Intermediate Capital Group (ICP), Schroders (SDRC), F&C Investment Trust (FCIT), Hargreaves Lansdown (HL), M&G (MNG), Polar Capital Technology Trust (PCT), Alliance Trust (ATST), Greencoat UK Wind (UKW), and St. James's Place (STJ). These companies are all part of the "asset management" industry.

Witan Investment Trust vs.

Witan Investment Trust (LON:WTAN) and Schroders (LON:SDR) are both financial services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and community ranking.

Witan Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of GBX 6 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Schroders pays an annual dividend of GBX 22 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Witan Investment Trust pays out 2,142.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Schroders pays out 9,166.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

In the previous week, Witan Investment Trust and Witan Investment Trust both had 2 articles in the media. Witan Investment Trust's average media sentiment score of 1.32 beat Schroders' score of 0.47 indicating that Witan Investment Trust is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Witan Investment Trust
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Schroders
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Schroders has a consensus target price of GBX 432, suggesting a potential upside of 10.43%. Given Schroders' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Schroders is more favorable than Witan Investment Trust.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Witan Investment Trust
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Schroders
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Schroders received 379 more outperform votes than Witan Investment Trust when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 67.63% of users gave Witan Investment Trust an outperform vote while only 60.25% of users gave Schroders an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Witan Investment TrustOutperform Votes
94
67.63%
Underperform Votes
45
32.37%
SchrodersOutperform Votes
473
60.25%
Underperform Votes
312
39.75%

6.6% of Witan Investment Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.5% of Schroders shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Witan Investment Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 43.1% of Schroders 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.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Witan Investment Trust£207.95M7.90£181.48M£0.28966.07
Schroders£2.99B2.11£388.20M£0.241,630.00

Witan Investment Trust has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Schroders has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Witan Investment Trust has a net margin of 87.27% compared to Schroders' net margin of 13.48%. Witan Investment Trust's return on equity of 11.70% beat Schroders' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Witan Investment Trust87.27% 11.70% 6.77%
Schroders 13.48%9.00%2.00%

Summary

Schroders beats Witan Investment Trust on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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WTAN vs. The Competition

MetricWitan Investment TrustAsset Management IndustryFinancial SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£1.64B£872.69M£3.20B£1.78B
Dividend Yield2.26%12.94%4.61%9.78%
P/E Ratio966.071,042.44482.752,115.18
Price / Sales7.901,929.641,823.20394,334.40
Price / Cash40.3460.4351.3430.04
Price / Book1.081.701.472.85
Net Income£181.48M£49.34M£343.67M£169.23M
7 Day Performance-0.55%-0.35%0.27%-0.09%
1 Month Performance2.85%1.34%1.76%1.33%
1 Year Performance16.09%6.53%13.95%25.98%

Witan Investment Trust Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SDR
Schroders
1.5985 of 5 stars
1.60 / 5 stars
GBX 394.60
+4.7%
GBX 432
+9.5%
-15.8%£6.35B£2.99B1,644.176,438News Coverage
High Trading Volume
ICP
Intermediate Capital Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 2,146.57
+1.6%
N/AN/A£6.24B£831.60M2,787.76579
SDRC
Schroders
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 2,165
-2.0%
N/A+0.0%£6.12B£3.14B1,071.785,750High Trading Volume
FCIT
F&C Investment Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 1,042
flat
N/A+16.4%£5.23B£584.29M1,011.65N/ADividend Announcement
Positive News
HL
Hargreaves Lansdown
0.9518 of 5 stars
0.95 / 5 stars
GBX 1,091
-0.3%
GBX 1,048.20
-3.9%
+21.4%£5.17B£753.30M1,581.162,277Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
MNG
M&G
0.2889 of 5 stars
0.29 / 5 stars
GBX 207.70
+0.4%
GBX 224.17
+7.9%
-0.2%£4.94B£6.28B1,730.836,101News Coverage
PCT
Polar Capital Technology Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 3,245
+0.3%
N/A+37.9%£3.91B£540M809.232,021News Coverage
Positive News
ATST
Alliance Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 1,222.88
+0.4%
N/A+17.4%£3.47B£649.98M585.113News Coverage
Positive News
UKW
Greencoat UK Wind
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 140.20
+1.0%
N/A-2.8%£3.21B£234.38M333.81N/A
STJ
St. James's Place
1.4814 of 5 stars
1.48 / 5 stars
GBX 566
+1.1%
GBX 646.75
+14.3%
-52.1%£3.11B£19.01B-28,300.002,298News Coverage

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This page (LON:WTAN) was last updated on 7/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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