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First Busey (BUSE) Competitors

$22.94
-0.01 (-0.04%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

BUSE vs. SRCE, STBA, SYBT, FBNC, TCBK, HTLF, VBTX, PFBC, EFSC, and BANR

Should you be buying First Busey stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of First Busey include 1st Source (SRCE), S&T Bancorp (STBA), Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT), First Bancorp (FBNC), TriCo Bancshares (TCBK), Heartland Financial USA (HTLF), Veritex (VBTX), Preferred Bank (PFBC), Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC), and Banner (BANR). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

First Busey vs.

First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) and 1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, community ranking, profitability, media sentiment, earnings, risk and valuation.

First Busey pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. 1st Source pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. First Busey pays out 44.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 1st Source pays out 27.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

First Busey has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 1st Source has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

First Busey presently has a consensus price target of $24.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.80%. 1st Source has a consensus price target of $53.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.43%. Given First Busey's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe First Busey is more favorable than 1st Source.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Busey
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
1st Source
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

53.2% of First Busey shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of 1st Source shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.1% of First Busey shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of 1st Source shares are owned by company 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.

In the previous week, First Busey had 7 more articles in the media than 1st Source. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for First Busey and 4 mentions for 1st Source. First Busey's average media sentiment score of 0.88 beat 1st Source's score of 0.73 indicating that First Busey is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
First Busey
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
1st Source
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

1st Source has a net margin of 24.61% compared to First Busey's net margin of 20.37%. 1st Source's return on equity of 12.49% beat First Busey's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Busey20.37% 10.38% 1.03%
1st Source 24.61%12.49%1.47%

1st Source has higher revenue and earnings than First Busey. 1st Source is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First Busey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
First Busey$441.84M2.87$122.57M$2.1710.57
1st Source$507.53M2.47$124.93M$5.0310.19

First Busey received 116 more outperform votes than 1st Source when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 57.30% of users gave 1st Source an outperform vote while only 54.72% of users gave First Busey an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
First BuseyOutperform Votes
371
54.72%
Underperform Votes
307
45.28%
1st SourceOutperform Votes
255
57.30%
Underperform Votes
190
42.70%

Summary

First Busey and 1st Source tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BUSE vs. The Competition

MetricFirst BuseyState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.27B$2.15B$7.92B$7.55B
Dividend Yield4.16%4.20%10.61%3.87%
P/E Ratio10.5710.7360.6318.63
Price / Sales2.871.943,609.4677.05
Price / Cash7.057.7328.4528.77
Price / Book1.001.092.584.46
Net Income$122.57M$400.81M$991.46M$212.48M
7 Day Performance0.97%-0.24%0.04%0.46%
1 Month Performance0.04%-1.50%1.44%7.36%
1 Year Performance-5.27%-11.17%16.52%7.59%

First Busey Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SRCE
1st Source
2.3925 of 5 stars
$49.42
-0.6%
$53.00
+7.2%
+3.0%$1.21B$507.53M9.831,170Short Interest ↑
STBA
S&T Bancorp
2.045 of 5 stars
$30.92
+0.3%
$32.00
+3.5%
-17.3%$1.18B$535.52M8.271,182Positive News
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
4.1542 of 5 stars
$45.45
-0.3%
$54.50
+19.9%
-21.8%$1.33B$438.92M12.381,040Analyst Report
FBNC
First Bancorp
2.0246 of 5 stars
$33.68
-0.2%
$36.33
+7.9%
-18.9%$1.38B$546.25M13.311,294Short Interest ↑
TCBK
TriCo Bancshares
3.2983 of 5 stars
$33.44
+0.4%
$42.00
+25.6%
-31.0%$1.11B$499.75M9.501,231Positive News
Gap Up
HTLF
Heartland Financial USA
4.9221 of 5 stars
$32.97
+2.4%
$39.50
+19.8%
-30.8%$1.41B$932.87M19.512,002Analyst Revision
News Coverage
VBTX
Veritex
4.641 of 5 stars
$19.79
-0.5%
$24.13
+21.9%
-26.4%$1.07B$745.98M9.99763Positive News
PFBC
Preferred Bank
1.0966 of 5 stars
$71.21
+0.2%
$68.67
-3.6%
+3.5%$1.03B$485.10M6.76299Positive News
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
4.9097 of 5 stars
$39.85
+0.5%
$49.33
+23.8%
-29.8%$1.49B$833.64M7.841,127Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
BANR
Banner
3.8092 of 5 stars
$43.96
+0.3%
$53.75
+22.3%
-28.5%$1.51B$745.98M8.251,977Short Interest ↑

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This page (NASDAQ:BUSE) was last updated on 3/5/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff