MarketAxess (MKTX) Competitors

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Should you be buying MarketAxess stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of MarketAxess include Stifel Financial (SF), SEI Investments (SEIC), Jefferies Financial Group (JEF), Freedom (FRHC), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Piper Sandler Companies (PIPR), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Robinhood Markets (HOOD), Nomura (NMR), and Raymond James (RJF). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

MarketAxess vs.

MarketAxess (NASDAQ:MKTX) and Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, dividends, risk and profitability.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Stifel Financial$4.35B1.96$522.54M$4.4018.85

In the previous week, MarketAxess had 4 more articles in the media than Stifel Financial. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for MarketAxess and 5 mentions for Stifel Financial. Stifel Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.61 beat MarketAxess' score of 0.37 indicating that Stifel Financial is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Stifel Financial
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

99.0% of MarketAxess shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.0% of Stifel Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of MarketAxess shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Stifel Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

MarketAxess pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Stifel Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. MarketAxess pays out 43.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stifel Financial pays out 38.2% 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. Stifel Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

MarketAxess presently has a consensus target price of $249.73, suggesting a potential upside of 16.31%. Stifel Financial has a consensus target price of $84.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.89%. Given MarketAxess' higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe MarketAxess is more favorable than Stifel Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Stifel Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

MarketAxess received 65 more outperform votes than Stifel Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 55.56% of users gave Stifel Financial an outperform vote while only 46.59% of users gave MarketAxess an outperform vote.

MarketAxessOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Stifel FinancialOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

MarketAxess has a net margin of 33.83% compared to Stifel Financial's net margin of 11.34%. MarketAxess' return on equity of 20.82% beat Stifel Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MarketAxess33.83% 20.82% 14.17%
Stifel Financial 11.34%12.40%1.51%

MarketAxess has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stifel Financial has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.


MarketAxess beats Stifel Financial on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricMarketAxessSecurity brokers & dealers IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$8.21B$24.73B$9.60B$7.96B
Dividend Yield1.37%2.37%6.40%3.91%
P/E Ratio31.5318.2145.9214.71
Price / Sales10.815.133,589.8277.22
Price / Cash24.4417.2328.6532.07
Price / Book6.
Net Income$258.05M$915.10M$1.00B$217.01M
7 Day Performance4.17%6.64%1.67%2.90%
1 Month Performance5.69%8.62%5.29%6.58%
1 Year Performance-25.46%57.92%18.66%10.15%

MarketAxess Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Stifel Financial
3.9636 of 5 stars
SEI Investments
4.6151 of 5 stars
+17.2%$8.90B$1.92B18.515,089Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Jefferies Financial Group
4.4211 of 5 stars
+55.7%$9.79B$4.70B37.847,564Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
News Coverage
0.1607 of 5 stars
N/A-9.3%$3.83B$795.69M0.003,689News Coverage
Virtu Financial
4.8908 of 5 stars
+29.8%$3.79B$2.32B16.85975Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
Piper Sandler Companies
2.2684 of 5 stars
+65.6%$3.74B$1.34B35.951,725Positive News
TD Ameritrade
0 of 5 stars
N/A-63.7%$144.17M$175.19M0.009,226Gap Up
High Trading Volume
Robinhood Markets
2.4094 of 5 stars
+137.5%$15.76B$1.87B120.132,200Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
2.3091 of 5 stars
Raymond James
4.7732 of 5 stars
+44.8%$26.32B$12.99B15.3518,000Analyst Revision

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This page (NASDAQ:MKTX) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by Staff

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