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Equity Bancshares (EQBK) Competitors

$32.99
-0.48 (-1.43%)
(As of 01:33 PM ET)

EQBK vs. SPFI, RBNC, CCNE, ACBI, RBB, HTH, TOWN, SBCF, IBTX, and HTLF

Should you be buying Equity Bancshares stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Equity Bancshares include South Plains Financial (SPFI), Reliant Bancorp (RBNC), CNB Financial (CCNE), Atlantic Capital Bancshares (ACBI), RBB Bancorp (RBB), Hilltop (HTH), TowneBank (TOWN), Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF), Independent Bank Group (IBTX), and Heartland Financial USA (HTLF). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Equity Bancshares vs.

Equity Bancshares (NASDAQ:EQBK) and South Plains Financial (NASDAQ:SPFI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, community ranking, earnings, risk, media sentiment, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Equity Bancshares presently has a consensus price target of $32.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.68%. South Plains Financial has a consensus price target of $31.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.05%. Given South Plains Financial's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe South Plains Financial is more favorable than Equity Bancshares.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equity Bancshares
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
South Plains Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Equity Bancshares received 93 more outperform votes than South Plains Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 53.66% of users gave South Plains Financial an outperform vote while only 48.58% of users gave Equity Bancshares an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Equity BancsharesOutperform Votes
137
48.58%
Underperform Votes
145
51.42%
South Plains FinancialOutperform Votes
44
53.66%
Underperform Votes
38
46.34%

South Plains Financial has a net margin of 21.23% compared to Equity Bancshares' net margin of 3.88%. Equity Bancshares' return on equity of 12.08% beat South Plains Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equity Bancshares3.88% 12.08% 1.04%
South Plains Financial 21.23%11.19%1.05%

In the previous week, South Plains Financial had 1 more articles in the media than Equity Bancshares. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for South Plains Financial and 1 mentions for Equity Bancshares. South Plains Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.89 beat Equity Bancshares' score of 1.55 indicating that South Plains Financial is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Equity Bancshares Very Positive
South Plains Financial Very Positive

Equity Bancshares has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, South Plains Financial has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Equity Bancshares$227.58M2.20$7.82M$0.6054.78
South Plains Financial$291.26M1.48$62.74M$3.747.01

71.8% of Equity Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.0% of South Plains Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Equity Bancshares shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.4% of South Plains Financial 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.

Equity Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. South Plains Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Equity Bancshares pays out 80.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. South Plains Financial pays out 15.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. South Plains Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

South Plains Financial beats Equity Bancshares on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding EQBK 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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EQBK vs. The Competition

MetricEquity BancsharesState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$501.27M$2.20B$8.88B$8.05B
Dividend Yield1.42%4.25%10.73%3.97%
P/E Ratio54.7811.0057.7115.77
Price / Sales2.201.863,565.8772.66
Price / Cash8.268.4627.7331.30
Price / Book1.101.003.104.57
Net Income$7.82M$405.80M$1.01B$213.29M
7 Day Performance-3.72%-3.25%-1.50%-1.13%
1 Month Performance-0.45%0.66%0.96%2.17%
1 Year Performance44.99%27.06%22.74%6.99%

Equity Bancshares Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SPFI
South Plains Financial
4.3653 of 5 stars
$27.11
+0.5%
$31.00
+14.3%
+19.6%$445.15M$291.26M7.25547Positive News
RBNC
Reliant Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$35.50
flat
N/A+0.0%$588.48M$151.83M11.72428Analyst Forecast
High Trading Volume
CCNE
CNB Financial
4.8559 of 5 stars
$19.76
+0.6%
$22.00
+11.3%
+10.5%$414.96M$327.03M8.30765Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
ACBI
Atlantic Capital Bancshares
0 of 5 stars
$32.34
flat
N/A+0.0%$656.66M$122.93M13.20201Analyst Forecast
RBB
RBB Bancorp
3.3819 of 5 stars
$18.67
+1.6%
$18.50
-0.9%
+69.2%$344.28M$236.17M8.19371Positive News
HTH
Hilltop
4.5161 of 5 stars
$31.20
+0.7%
$32.00
+2.6%
+0.9%$2.04B$1.57B18.253,800
TOWN
TowneBank
4.2476 of 5 stars
$27.11
+0.6%
$29.50
+8.8%
+12.0%$1.97B$941.58M13.492,784News Coverage
SBCF
Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida
4.114 of 5 stars
$23.21
+0.2%
$26.10
+12.5%
+7.9%$1.97B$768.13M16.581,541Dividend Announcement
Positive News
Gap Down
IBTX
Independent Bank Group
3.3956 of 5 stars
$46.26
+2.2%
$48.33
+4.5%
+33.9%$1.91B$922.84M18.281,517Analyst Forecast
Positive News
Gap Down
HTLF
Heartland Financial USA
4.5805 of 5 stars
$43.76
+0.6%
$45.00
+2.8%
+50.3%$1.87B$932.87M26.361,970Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:EQBK) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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