NASDAQ:COWN

Cowen Competitors

$37.76
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Today's Range
$37.40
Now: $37.76
$39.10
50-Day Range
$33.37
MA: $36.65
$42.17
52-Week Range
$8.46
Now: $37.76
$43.17
Volume496,704 shs
Average Volume690,738 shs
Market Capitalization$1.01 billion
P/E Ratio9.10
Dividend Yield0.84%
Beta1.51

Competitors

Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) Vs. MS, SCHW, GS, RJF, LPLA, and SF

Should you be buying COWN stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "investment banking & brokerage" are considered alternatives and competitors to Cowen, including Morgan Stanley (MS), The Charles Schwab (SCHW), The Goldman Sachs Group (GS), Raymond James (RJF), LPL Financial (LPLA), and Stifel Financial (SF).

Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Cowen has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Morgan Stanley has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Morgan Stanley pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Cowen pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Morgan Stanley pays out 28.1% 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. Cowen has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Morgan Stanley has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Cowen and Morgan Stanley, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cowen00503.00
Morgan Stanley071402.67

Cowen currently has a consensus price target of $35.20, indicating a potential downside of 6.78%. Morgan Stanley has a consensus price target of $68.60, indicating a potential downside of 15.12%. Given Cowen's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cowen is more favorable than Morgan Stanley.

Profitability

This table compares Cowen and Morgan Stanley's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%
Morgan Stanley19.16%12.33%1.02%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Cowen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.8% of Morgan Stanley shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cowen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Morgan Stanley shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cowen and Morgan Stanley's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09
Morgan Stanley$53.82 billion2.81$9.04 billion$4.9816.23

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

Summary

Morgan Stanley beats Cowen on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) and Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for The Charles Schwab and Cowen, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Charles Schwab051012.75
Cowen00503.00

The Charles Schwab presently has a consensus target price of $66.2333, indicating a potential upside of 1.12%. Cowen has a consensus target price of $35.20, indicating a potential downside of 6.78%. Given The Charles Schwab's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Charles Schwab is more favorable than Cowen.

Profitability

This table compares The Charles Schwab and Cowen's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Charles Schwab29.80%13.52%0.86%
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Charles Schwab and Cowen's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Charles Schwab$10.72 billion11.03$3.70 billion$2.7224.08
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09

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

Dividends

The Charles Schwab pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The Charles Schwab pays out 26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cowen pays out 14.5% 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. The Charles Schwab has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Cowen has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.5% of The Charles Schwab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of Cowen shares are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of The Charles Schwab shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Cowen shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

The Charles Schwab has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cowen has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Charles Schwab beats Cowen on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) and Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares The Goldman Sachs Group and Cowen's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Goldman Sachs Group16.65%11.23%0.83%
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%

Dividends

The Goldman Sachs Group pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The Goldman Sachs Group pays out 23.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cowen pays out 14.5% 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. The Goldman Sachs Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Cowen has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.1% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of Cowen shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of The Goldman Sachs Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Cowen shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

The Goldman Sachs Group has a beta of 1.5, meaning that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cowen has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Goldman Sachs Group and Cowen's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Goldman Sachs Group$53.92 billion2.17$8.47 billion$21.0316.10
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09

The Goldman Sachs Group has higher revenue and earnings than Cowen. The Goldman Sachs Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cowen, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for The Goldman Sachs Group and Cowen, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Goldman Sachs Group151502.67
Cowen00503.00

The Goldman Sachs Group presently has a consensus target price of $344.2857, suggesting a potential upside of 1.69%. Cowen has a consensus target price of $35.20, suggesting a potential downside of 6.78%. Given The Goldman Sachs Group's higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe The Goldman Sachs Group is more favorable than Cowen.

Summary

The Goldman Sachs Group beats Cowen on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) and Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cowen and Raymond James' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09
Raymond James$8.17 billion2.19$818 million$6.1121.28

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

Dividends

Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Raymond James pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Cowen pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raymond James pays out 25.5% 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. Cowen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Raymond James has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Cowen and Raymond James' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%
Raymond James10.02%12.29%1.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Cowen and Raymond James, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cowen00503.00
Raymond James02902.82

Cowen currently has a consensus price target of $35.20, suggesting a potential downside of 6.78%. Raymond James has a consensus price target of $120.80, suggesting a potential downside of 7.08%. Given Cowen's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cowen is more favorable than Raymond James.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Cowen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Raymond James shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cowen shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of Raymond James shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Cowen has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Raymond James has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Raymond James beats Cowen on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) and LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cowen and LPL Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cowen00503.00
LPL Financial01802.89

Cowen presently has a consensus price target of $35.20, indicating a potential downside of 6.78%. LPL Financial has a consensus price target of $125.45, indicating a potential downside of 14.98%. Given Cowen's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cowen is more favorable than LPL Financial.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.2% of Cowen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of LPL Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cowen shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of LPL Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cowen and LPL Financial's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09
LPL Financial$5.62 billion2.10$559.88 million$7.1820.55

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

Risk and Volatility

Cowen has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LPL Financial has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. LPL Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Cowen pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LPL Financial pays out 13.9% 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. Cowen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and LPL Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Cowen and LPL Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%
LPL Financial8.50%49.27%8.93%

Summary

LPL Financial beats Cowen on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) and Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.2% of Cowen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.5% of Stifel Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Cowen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Stifel Financial shares are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cowen and Stifel Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cowen00503.00
Stifel Financial23101.83

Cowen presently has a consensus price target of $35.20, indicating a potential downside of 6.78%. Stifel Financial has a consensus price target of $51.2222, indicating a potential downside of 25.78%. Given Cowen's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cowen is more favorable than Stifel Financial.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cowen and Stifel Financial's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cowen$1.05 billion0.96$24.63 million$2.2117.09
Stifel Financial$3.34 billion2.18$448.40 millionN/AN/A

Stifel Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Cowen.

Risk and Volatility

Cowen has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stifel Financial has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cowen and Stifel Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cowen9.49%21.67%4.19%
Stifel Financial12.26%14.78%1.94%

Dividends

Cowen pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Stifel Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Cowen pays out 14.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cowen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.


Cowen Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Morgan Stanley logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
2.0$80.82-0.0%$151.18 billion$53.82 billion13.63Decrease in Short Interest
The Charles Schwab logo
SCHW
The Charles Schwab
1.9$65.50-3.0%$118.29 billion$10.72 billion30.32Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
The Goldman Sachs Group logo
GS
The Goldman Sachs Group
2.2$338.55-0.9%$117.07 billion$53.92 billion14.26Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Raymond James logo
RJF
Raymond James
1.9$130.00-0.5%$17.90 billion$8.17 billion22.34Analyst Report
LPL Financial logo
LPLA
LPL Financial
1.5$147.56-0.2%$11.79 billion$5.62 billion24.55
Stifel Financial logo
SF
Stifel Financial
1.0$69.01-0.7%$7.26 billion$3.34 billion18.69
Evercore logo
EVR
Evercore
2.4$134.24-1.1%$5.64 billion$2.01 billion24.06Analyst Report
Lazard logo
LAZ
Lazard
2.4$45.50-0.2%$4.78 billion$2.67 billion17.84Analyst Upgrade
BGC Partners logo
BGCP
BGC Partners
1.3$5.88-1.9%$2.17 billion$2.10 billion53.46Increase in Short Interest
Piper Jaffray Companies logo
PJC
Piper Jaffray Companies
1.7$81.10-0.0%$1.16 billion$800.99 million13.23Gap Down
Oppenheimer logo
OPY
Oppenheimer
1.0$44.48-0.9%$564.01 million$1.03 billion8.99Decrease in Short Interest
Greenhill & Co., Inc. logo
GHL
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1.4$18.01-0.8%$351.41 million$301.01 million-28.59
(FBRC) logo
FBRC
(FBRC)
1.1$17.55-0.0%$124.61 millionN/A0.00
This page was last updated on 4/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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