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Hancock Whitney (HWC) Competitors

$46.35
+0.44 (+0.96%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

HWC vs. COLB, GBCI, FFIN, IBOC, UBSI, SFBS, ABCB, HOMB, ASB, and UCBI

Should you be buying Hancock Whitney stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hancock Whitney include Columbia Banking System (COLB), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), International Bancshares (IBOC), United Bankshares (UBSI), ServisFirst Bancshares (SFBS), Ameris Bancorp (ABCB), Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB), Associated Banc (ASB), and United Community Banks (UCBI). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

Hancock Whitney vs.

Columbia Banking System (NASDAQ:COLB) and Hancock Whitney (NASDAQ:HWC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, community ranking, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Columbia Banking System presently has a consensus price target of $22.19, indicating a potential upside of 17.92%. Hancock Whitney has a consensus price target of $51.43, indicating a potential upside of 10.96%. Given Hancock Whitney's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Columbia Banking System is more favorable than Hancock Whitney.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Columbia Banking System
0 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.15
Hancock Whitney
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.57

Columbia Banking System pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.7%. Hancock Whitney pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Columbia Banking System pays out 61.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hancock Whitney pays out 28.0% 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. Columbia Banking System has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Hancock Whitney has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Columbia Banking System is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

92.5% of Columbia Banking System shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.2% of Hancock Whitney shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Columbia Banking System shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Hancock Whitney 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.

Hancock Whitney has a net margin of 19.07% compared to Hancock Whitney's net margin of 16.52%. Columbia Banking System's return on equity of 11.89% beat Hancock Whitney's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Columbia Banking System16.52% 11.58% 1.07%
Hancock Whitney 19.07%11.89%1.22%

Columbia Banking System received 214 more outperform votes than Hancock Whitney when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 45.37% of users gave Hancock Whitney an outperform vote while only 44.35% of users gave Columbia Banking System an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Columbia Banking SystemOutperform Votes
263
44.35%
Underperform Votes
330
55.65%
Hancock WhitneyOutperform Votes
49
45.37%
Underperform Votes
59
54.63%

In the previous week, Columbia Banking System and Columbia Banking System both had 6 articles in the media. Columbia Banking System's average media sentiment score of 1.38 beat Hancock Whitney's score of 1.22 indicating that Hancock Whitney is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Columbia Banking System
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Hancock Whitney
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hancock Whitney has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Columbia Banking System. Columbia Banking System is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hancock Whitney, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Columbia Banking System$2.74B1.44$348.71M$2.338.08
Hancock Whitney$1.91B2.10$392.60M$4.2910.80

Columbia Banking System has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hancock Whitney has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hancock Whitney beats Columbia Banking System 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 HWC 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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HWC vs. The Competition

MetricHancock WhitneyState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$4.02B$2.21B$9.39B$8.06B
Dividend Yield2.56%4.21%6.41%3.93%
P/E Ratio10.8012.0658.5718.19
Price / Sales2.102.003,517.0979.80
Price / Cash7.918.6428.3631.61
Price / Book1.041.023.174.60
Net Income$392.60M$390.18M$1.00B$214.07M
7 Day Performance-3.16%-2.10%-1.25%-1.08%
1 Month Performance-0.26%1.24%1.66%3.20%
1 Year Performance24.87%31.36%17.91%7.84%

Hancock Whitney Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
COLB
Columbia Banking System
4.4112 of 5 stars
$20.11
+0.2%
$22.19
+10.4%
-10.7%$4.21B$2.74B8.635,114Positive News
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
2.1532 of 5 stars
$39.07
-0.3%
$40.40
+3.4%
+27.6%$4.43B$1.14B22.333,358Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.6853 of 5 stars
$31.13
-1.0%
$31.33
+0.7%
+9.8%$4.45B$636.07M22.241,500Positive News
IBOC
International Bancshares
3.3402 of 5 stars
$59.64
-0.1%
N/A+31.9%$3.71B$970.10M9.112,200Insider Selling
News Coverage
Positive News
UBSI
United Bankshares
3.8716 of 5 stars
$34.11
+0.0%
$37.00
+8.5%
+9.5%$4.61B$1.54B13.022,635Positive News
SFBS
ServisFirst Bancshares
2.5981 of 5 stars
$65.23
+0.2%
$64.00
-1.9%
+44.4%$3.56B$843.66M17.87605News Coverage
Positive News
ABCB
Ameris Bancorp
3.2961 of 5 stars
$49.68
+0.3%
$52.00
+4.7%
+48.4%$3.43B$1.52B12.092,765Positive News
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
2.1087 of 5 stars
$24.25
+0.4%
$26.00
+7.2%
+10.4%$4.86B$1.34B12.502,819Analyst Downgrade
ASB
Associated Banc
4.1979 of 5 stars
$21.75
-0.4%
$23.13
+6.3%
+36.4%$3.28B$2.22B21.974,100Analyst Upgrade
UCBI
United Community Banks
4.8702 of 5 stars
$26.84
+0.2%
$30.60
+14.0%
+10.8%$3.20B$1.31B17.433,121Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:HWC) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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