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S&P 500   5,022.21
DOW   37,753.31
QQQ   425.84
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First United (FUNC) Competitors

$22.02
+0.01 (+0.05%)
(As of 04/17/2024 ET)

FUNC vs. WNEB, PEBK, ISTR, FGBI, UBFO, ESSA, FCCO, OVBC, CZWI, and FNWB

Should you be buying First United stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of First United include Western New England Bancorp (WNEB), Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina (PEBK), Investar (ISTR), First Guaranty Bancshares (FGBI), United Security Bancshares (UBFO), ESSA Bancorp (ESSA), First Community (FCCO), Ohio Valley Banc (OVBC), Citizens Community Bancorp (CZWI), and First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB).

First United vs.

Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ:WNEB) and First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, media sentiment, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking and profitability.

In the previous week, First United had 6 more articles in the media than Western New England Bancorp. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for First United and 0 mentions for Western New England Bancorp. Western New England Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 0.07 beat First United's score of 0.00 indicating that First United is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Western New England Bancorp Neutral
First United Neutral

Western New England Bancorp has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First United has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

First United has a net margin of 15.12% compared to First United's net margin of 13.45%. Western New England Bancorp's return on equity of 12.03% beat First United's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western New England Bancorp13.45% 6.44% 0.59%
First United 15.12%12.03%0.98%

Western New England Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. First United pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Western New England Bancorp pays out 40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. First United pays out 35.7% 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. Western New England Bancorp has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and First United has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Western New England Bancorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Western New England Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.28%. Given First United's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Western New England Bancorp is more favorable than First United.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western New England Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
First United
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

68.0% of Western New England Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.3% of First United shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Western New England Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of First United shares are owned by 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.

Western New England Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than First United. Western New England Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First United, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Western New England Bancorp$112.01M1.25$15.07M$0.709.21
First United$99.49M1.47$15.06M$2.249.83

Western New England Bancorp received 163 more outperform votes than First United when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.37% of users gave First United an outperform vote while only 59.40% of users gave Western New England Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Western New England BancorpOutperform Votes
297
59.40%
Underperform Votes
203
40.60%
First UnitedOutperform Votes
134
65.37%
Underperform Votes
71
34.63%

Summary

First United beats Western New England Bancorp on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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FUNC vs. The Competition

MetricFirst UnitedNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$146.22M$17.69B$8.14B$7.46B
Dividend Yield3.63%4.11%10.62%3.99%
P/E Ratio9.839.0758.6015.61
Price / Sales1.471.773,594.8289.31
Price / Cash6.478.5427.6435.31
Price / Book0.910.992.334.19
Net Income$15.06M$2.35B$1.00B$212.33M
7 Day Performance-1.87%-2.24%-1.89%-4.60%
1 Month Performance1.47%-2.74%-2.10%-3.16%
1 Year Performance33.45%3.89%8.97%4.59%

First United Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WNEB
Western New England Bancorp
4.0209 of 5 stars
$6.56
-1.1%
$7.50
+14.3%
-16.2%$142.42M$112.01M9.37294Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
PEBK
Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina
1.3048 of 5 stars
$27.48
-0.1%
N/A-9.3%$150.04M$94.78M9.92277Upcoming Earnings
ISTR
Investar
4.584 of 5 stars
$15.68
-0.3%
$14.13
-9.9%
+22.6%$153.35M$139.74M9.28320Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
FGBI
First Guaranty Bancshares
4.4889 of 5 stars
$9.94
-1.7%
$11.25
+13.2%
-31.3%$124.35M$193.59M16.03486Positive News
UBFO
United Security Bancshares
3.9381 of 5 stars
$7.16
-1.4%
N/A+19.0%$124.01M$65.95M6.17114Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
ESSA
ESSA Bancorp
4.1416 of 5 stars
$16.85
-2.1%
N/A+4.9%$170.69M$93.40M9.11232Upcoming Earnings
FCCO
First Community
4.2576 of 5 stars
$15.79
-0.6%
$21.00
+33.0%
-21.7%$120.48M$83.12M10.25268News Coverage
OVBC
Ohio Valley Banc
2.8877 of 5 stars
$23.99
+1.2%
N/A-0.6%$114.91M$74.49M9.05270Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
News Coverage
CZWI
Citizens Community Bancorp
2.437 of 5 stars
$10.79
-1.8%
$11.50
+6.6%
+1.4%$112.86M$94.50M8.63214Upcoming Earnings
FNWB
First Northwest Bancorp
4.0311 of 5 stars
$11.41
-1.8%
$13.00
+13.9%
-16.3%$107.71M$104.92M45.64270Upcoming Earnings
Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:FUNC) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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