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OceanFirst Financial (OCFC) Competitors

$15.74
-0.08 (-0.51%)
(As of 10:15 AM ET)

OCFC vs. BRKL, DCOM, PFC, CFFN, PFS, NWBI, NFBK, KRNY, CLBK, and BANC

Should you be buying OceanFirst Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of OceanFirst Financial include Brookline Bancorp (BRKL), Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM), Premier Financial (PFC), Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), Provident Financial Services (PFS), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY) (NFBK), Kearny Financial (KRNY), Columbia Financial (CLBK), and Banc of California (BANC). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

OceanFirst Financial vs.

Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) and OceanFirst Financial (NASDAQ:OCFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, media sentiment, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking, institutional ownership and risk.

OceanFirst Financial received 58 more outperform votes than Brookline Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 58.05% of users gave Brookline Bancorp an outperform vote while only 56.28% of users gave OceanFirst Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Brookline BancorpOutperform Votes
220
58.05%
Underperform Votes
159
41.95%
OceanFirst FinancialOutperform Votes
278
56.28%
Underperform Votes
216
43.72%

Brookline Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. OceanFirst Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Brookline Bancorp pays out 58.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. OceanFirst Financial pays out 46.8% 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. Brookline Bancorp has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years and OceanFirst Financial has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Brookline Bancorp is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Brookline Bancorp has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OceanFirst Financial has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Brookline Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $11.08, indicating a potential upside of 23.56%. OceanFirst Financial has a consensus target price of $18.20, indicating a potential upside of 15.48%. Given OceanFirst Financial's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brookline Bancorp is more favorable than OceanFirst Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookline Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
OceanFirst Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.40

In the previous week, Brookline Bancorp had 3 more articles in the media than OceanFirst Financial. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Brookline Bancorp and 1 mentions for OceanFirst Financial. OceanFirst Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.19 beat Brookline Bancorp's score of 0.00 indicating that Brookline Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Brookline Bancorp
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
OceanFirst Financial
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brookline Bancorp$609.22M1.31$75M$0.939.65
OceanFirst Financial$641.60M1.44$104.03M$1.719.20

78.9% of Brookline Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of OceanFirst Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Brookline Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of OceanFirst Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

OceanFirst Financial has a net margin of 15.54% compared to OceanFirst Financial's net margin of 13.13%. OceanFirst Financial's return on equity of 7.09% beat Brookline Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookline Bancorp13.13% 7.09% 0.74%
OceanFirst Financial 15.54%6.17%0.75%

Summary

Brookline Bancorp beats OceanFirst Financial on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricOceanFirst FinancialNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$924.10M$19.12B$9.19B$8.02B
Dividend Yield5.08%3.87%10.43%3.91%
P/E Ratio9.209.8753.7914.15
Price / Sales1.441.813,578.5776.32
Price / Cash7.338.9528.2632.23
Price / Book0.551.073.194.62
Net Income$104.03M$2.32B$996.61M$213.29M
7 Day Performance-1.99%0.11%0.63%0.43%
1 Month Performance5.07%3.50%3.46%5.45%
1 Year Performance7.29%18.87%17.75%8.68%

OceanFirst Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BRKL
Brookline Bancorp
4.6047 of 5 stars
$8.96
+1.9%
$11.08
+23.7%
+10.0%$796.50M$360.43M9.631,018Positive News
DCOM
Dime Community Bancshares
4.1951 of 5 stars
$19.84
+0.5%
$25.88
+30.4%
+16.1%$773.17M$340.02M11.15851
PFC
Premier Financial
4.2178 of 5 stars
$21.03
-0.1%
$22.50
+7.0%
+46.6%$753.08M$456.36M6.781,023Positive News
CFFN
Capitol Federal Financial
2.199 of 5 stars
$5.12
+0.4%
$5.75
+12.3%
-9.6%$684.70M$380.96M-5.45592Positive News
PFS
Provident Financial Services
3.5902 of 5 stars
$15.95
+0.8%
$19.00
+19.1%
-1.2%$1.21B$695.65M9.971,142High Trading Volume
NWBI
Northwest Bancshares
2.6713 of 5 stars
$11.23
+0.5%
$11.00
-2.0%
+5.0%$1.43B$701.74M10.902,165Positive News
NFBK
Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY)
3.5201 of 5 stars
$9.15
-0.5%
$11.00
+20.2%
-4.1%$406.84M$129.60M12.20397Positive News
KRNY
Kearny Financial
3.3463 of 5 stars
$5.65
+0.2%
N/A-14.1%$364.09M$296.48M22.60556Positive News
CLBK
Columbia Financial
1.0971 of 5 stars
$15.89
+1.0%
$17.50
+10.1%
+3.4%$1.65B$213.97M99.32720Positive News
BANC
Banc of California
4.4882 of 5 stars
$13.99
+3.5%
$16.81
+20.2%
+34.7%$2.20B$1.97B-4.202,304

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This page (NASDAQ:OCFC) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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