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Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Competitors

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Should you be buying Cathay General Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Cathay General Bancorp include Investors Bancorp (ISBC), Associated Banc (ASB), United Community Banks (UCBI), Atlantic Union Bankshares (AUB), Independent Bank (INDB), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First Horizon (FHN), Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), Webster Financial (WBS), and Commerce Bancshares (CBSH). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Cathay General Bancorp vs.

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) and Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership and media sentiment.

Cathay General Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Investors Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Cathay General Bancorp pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Investors Bancorp pays out 48.1% 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.

Cathay General Bancorp has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Investors Bancorp has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

75.0% of Cathay General Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.8% of Investors Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Cathay General Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Investors Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Cathay General Bancorp had 6 more articles in the media than Investors Bancorp. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Cathay General Bancorp and 0 mentions for Investors Bancorp. Cathay General Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 0.87 beat Investors Bancorp's score of 0.30 indicating that Cathay General Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Cathay General Bancorp Positive
Investors Bancorp Neutral

Cathay General Bancorp received 14 more outperform votes than Investors Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.19% of users gave Cathay General Bancorp an outperform vote while only 50.16% of users gave Investors Bancorp an outperform vote.

Cathay General BancorpOutperform Votes
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Investors BancorpOutperform Votes
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Cathay General Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than Investors Bancorp. Cathay General Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Investors Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cathay General Bancorp$1.31B2.36$354.12M$4.529.40
Investors Bancorp$983.10M3.50$313.33M$1.3310.43

Cathay General Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential downside of 7.74%. Given Cathay General Bancorp's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cathay General Bancorp is more favorable than Investors Bancorp.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cathay General Bancorp
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Investors Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Investors Bancorp has a net margin of 31.87% compared to Cathay General Bancorp's net margin of 24.41%. Cathay General Bancorp's return on equity of 13.02% beat Investors Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cathay General Bancorp24.41% 13.02% 1.52%
Investors Bancorp 31.87%11.68%1.23%


Cathay General Bancorp beats Investors Bancorp on 14 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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CATY vs. The Competition

MetricCathay General BancorpState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$3.10B$2.76B$9.42B$8.45B
Dividend Yield3.24%3.88%10.59%3.96%
P/E Ratio9.4013.0256.8415.21
Price / Sales2.362.293,482.5178.91
Price / Cash6.659.6828.5233.62
Price / Book1.131.152.604.66
Net Income$354.12M$406.17M$1.00B$214.37M
7 Day Performance4.81%3.69%2.05%2.35%
1 Month Performance17.92%15.73%7.69%8.75%
1 Year Performance19.28%25.26%17.71%3.93%

Cathay General Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Investors Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
Associated Banc
4.8499 of 5 stars
4.85 / 5 stars
+24.9%$3.45B$2.22B23.134,100Upcoming Earnings
United Community Banks
3.7179 of 5 stars
3.72 / 5 stars
+4.6%$3.48B$1.31B18.963,121Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Positive News
Atlantic Union Bankshares
3.5109 of 5 stars
3.51 / 5 stars
+29.5%$3.49B$1.05B14.311,804Upcoming Earnings
Independent Bank
4.002 of 5 stars
4.00 / 5 stars
+4.4%$2.47B$920.34M11.211,787Earnings Report
News Coverage
Positive News
East West Bancorp
3.4023 of 5 stars
3.40 / 5 stars
+35.8%$11.12B$3.99B10.073,206Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
First Horizon
4.6603 of 5 stars
4.66 / 5 stars
+30.2%$8.98B$5.03B11.487,378Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Western Alliance Bancorporation
4.8381 of 5 stars
4.84 / 5 stars
+58.6%$8.45B$4.32B11.183,260Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
Webster Financial
4.9983 of 5 stars
5.00 / 5 stars
+6.5%$8.20B$3.94B9.804,261Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Commerce Bancshares
4.4104 of 5 stars
4.41 / 5 stars
+20.3%$8.19B$1.95B17.634,728Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:CATY) was last updated on 7/22/2024 by Staff

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