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Bankwell Financial Group (BWFG) Competitors

$25.79
+0.79 (+3.16%)
(As of 01:20 PM ET)

BWFG vs. MBCN, OVLY, CFFI, BOCH, EBMT, MBWM, FCBC, MCBS, OSBC, and HBT

Should you be buying Bankwell Financial Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Bankwell Financial Group include Middlefield Banc (MBCN), Oak Valley Bancorp (OVLY), C&F Financial (CFFI), Bank of Commerce (BOCH), Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT), Mercantile Bank (MBWM), First Community Bankshares (FCBC), MetroCity Bankshares (MCBS), Old Second Bancorp (OSBC), and HBT Financial (HBT). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Bankwell Financial Group vs.

Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) and Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ:MBCN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, media sentiment, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Bankwell Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Middlefield Banc pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Bankwell Financial Group pays out 20.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Middlefield Banc pays out 39.0% 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. Bankwell Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Middlefield Banc received 10 more outperform votes than Bankwell Financial Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.10% of users gave Bankwell Financial Group an outperform vote while only 59.38% of users gave Middlefield Banc an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Bankwell Financial GroupOutperform Votes
183
63.10%
Underperform Votes
107
36.90%
Middlefield BancOutperform Votes
193
59.38%
Underperform Votes
132
40.62%

35.8% of Bankwell Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.7% of Middlefield Banc shares are held by institutional investors. 19.2% of Bankwell Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Middlefield Banc shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Bankwell Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Middlefield Banc. Bankwell Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Middlefield Banc, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Bankwell Financial Group$193.30M1.02$36.66M$3.846.51
Middlefield Banc$96.99M2.18$17.37M$2.0512.78

Bankwell Financial Group currently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.00%. Middlefield Banc has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.36%. Given Bankwell Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Bankwell Financial Group is more favorable than Middlefield Banc.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bankwell Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Middlefield Banc
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

In the previous week, Middlefield Banc had 5 more articles in the media than Bankwell Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Middlefield Banc and 1 mentions for Bankwell Financial Group. Middlefield Banc's average media sentiment score of 0.73 beat Bankwell Financial Group's score of 0.51 indicating that Middlefield Banc is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Bankwell Financial Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Middlefield Banc
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Bankwell Financial Group has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Middlefield Banc has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Bankwell Financial Group has a net margin of 15.28% compared to Middlefield Banc's net margin of 15.06%. Bankwell Financial Group's return on equity of 11.55% beat Middlefield Banc's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bankwell Financial Group15.28% 11.55% 0.93%
Middlefield Banc 15.06%7.79%0.87%

Summary

Bankwell Financial Group beats Middlefield Banc on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BWFG and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ 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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BWFG vs. The Competition

MetricBankwell Financial GroupState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$197.50M$2.78B$9.56B$8.52B
Dividend Yield3.24%3.88%10.55%3.97%
P/E Ratio6.5113.8160.6618.16
Price / Sales1.022.363,447.1878.66
Price / Cash4.639.6828.6933.62
Price / Book0.721.172.614.48
Net Income$36.66M$406.17M$1.00B$215.96M
7 Day Performance-5.37%1.19%0.03%-1.98%
1 Month Performance3.31%17.32%7.32%6.46%
1 Year Performance-3.92%27.18%17.59%2.59%

Bankwell Financial Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MBCN
Middlefield Banc
0.7198 of 5 stars
0.72 / 5 stars
$25.80
+1.6%
$24.00
-7.0%
-7.3%$208.21M$96.99M12.59256Earnings Report
OVLY
Oak Valley Bancorp
1.461 of 5 stars
1.46 / 5 stars
$26.67
+0.1%
N/A+0.6%$222.96M$87.30M8.06219Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
CFFI
C&F Financial
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$48.94
-2.7%
N/A-9.0%$164.44M$153.75M8.08610Upcoming Earnings
BOCH
Bank of Commerce
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$15.17
flat
N/A+0.0%$254.20M$64.13M13.79206Analyst Forecast
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
EBMT
Eagle Bancorp Montana
4.7349 of 5 stars
4.73 / 5 stars
$14.29
+0.1%
$13.50
-5.5%
+3.1%$114.61M$114.34M12.76383Analyst Forecast
MBWM
Mercantile Bank
2.2204 of 5 stars
2.22 / 5 stars
$47.96
+0.2%
$52.00
+8.4%
+44.3%$773.12M$303.50M9.29670Earnings Report
Insider Selling
News Coverage
FCBC
First Community Bankshares
2.2481 of 5 stars
2.25 / 5 stars
$41.50
+0.9%
$35.50
-14.5%
+32.8%$761.53M$174.62M15.31630
MCBS
MetroCity Bankshares
2.831 of 5 stars
2.83 / 5 stars
$29.66
+3.3%
$28.00
-5.6%
+54.8%$747.61M$118.31M15.06220Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
OSBC
Old Second Bancorp
2.4491 of 5 stars
2.45 / 5 stars
$16.36
-0.2%
$18.13
+10.8%
+6.5%$733.75M$326.15M8.30890Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
HBT
HBT Financial
2.8705 of 5 stars
2.87 / 5 stars
$23.06
-0.2%
$21.83
-5.3%
+18.4%$728.47M$265.05M10.20844Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:BWFG) was last updated on 7/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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