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Peapack-Gladstone Financial (PGC) Competitors

$20.73
-0.96 (-4.43%)
(As of 04:33 PM ET)

PGC vs. ESQ, BLX, LKFN, CHCO, EFSC, RBCAA, NBHC, FCF, SYBT, and FBNC

Should you be buying Peapack-Gladstone Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Peapack-Gladstone Financial include Esquire Financial (ESQ), Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S. A. (BLX), Lakeland Financial (LKFN), City (CHCO), Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC), Republic Bancorp (RBCAA), National Bank (NBHC), First Commonwealth Financial (FCF), Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT), and First Bancorp (FBNC). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Peapack-Gladstone Financial vs.

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

In the previous week, Esquire Financial had 16 more articles in the media than Peapack-Gladstone Financial. MarketBeat recorded 22 mentions for Esquire Financial and 6 mentions for Peapack-Gladstone Financial. Peapack-Gladstone Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat Esquire Financial's score of 0.27 indicating that Peapack-Gladstone Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Peapack-Gladstone Financial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Esquire Financial
3 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Peapack-Gladstone Financial$377.59M0.98$48.85M$2.189.59
Esquire Financial$121.64M3.12$41.01M$4.659.83

72.8% of Peapack-Gladstone Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of Esquire Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Peapack-Gladstone Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of Esquire Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Esquire Financial received 7 more outperform votes than Peapack-Gladstone Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.98% of users gave Peapack-Gladstone Financial an outperform vote while only 57.78% of users gave Esquire Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Peapack-Gladstone FinancialOutperform Votes
186
60.98%
Underperform Votes
119
39.02%
Esquire FinancialOutperform Votes
193
57.78%
Underperform Votes
141
42.22%

Peapack-Gladstone Financial presently has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.76%. Esquire Financial has a consensus price target of $62.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.61%. Given Peapack-Gladstone Financial's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Peapack-Gladstone Financial is more favorable than Esquire Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peapack-Gladstone Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Esquire Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.33

Esquire Financial has a net margin of 31.50% compared to Peapack-Gladstone Financial's net margin of 10.11%. Esquire Financial's return on equity of 20.20% beat Peapack-Gladstone Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peapack-Gladstone Financial10.11% 7.23% 0.64%
Esquire Financial 31.50%20.20%2.51%

Peapack-Gladstone Financial has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Esquire Financial has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Peapack-Gladstone Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Esquire Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Peapack-Gladstone Financial pays out 9.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Esquire Financial pays out 12.9% 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.

Summary

Esquire Financial beats Peapack-Gladstone Financial on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricPeapack-Gladstone FinancialCommercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$371.39M$33.89B$8.88B$8.05B
Dividend Yield0.90%4.48%10.73%3.97%
P/E Ratio9.598.3957.7115.77
Price / Sales0.981.693,565.8772.66
Price / Cash5.848.8827.7331.30
Price / Book0.641.053.104.57
Net Income$48.85M$3.06B$1.01B$213.29M
7 Day Performance-12.00%-1.25%-1.50%-1.13%
1 Month Performance-8.69%2.10%0.96%2.17%
1 Year Performance-23.81%32.34%22.74%6.99%

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ESQ
Esquire Financial
4.3777 of 5 stars
$47.08
+0.6%
$62.00
+31.7%
+8.7%$390.29M$121.64M10.12139
BLX
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S. A.
4.5778 of 5 stars
$30.24
+0.8%
$37.33
+23.5%
+50.4%$1.10B$712.20M6.1252Short Interest ↑
LKFN
Lakeland Financial
3.296 of 5 stars
$61.08
+1.6%
$74.00
+21.2%
+19.0%$1.56B$245.09M16.87628Positive News
CHCO
City
1.2452 of 5 stars
$102.50
+1.0%
$106.75
+4.1%
+12.7%$1.51B$341.89M12.89957Positive News
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
4.8898 of 5 stars
$38.71
+0.9%
$47.00
+21.4%
-8.2%$1.45B$536.08M8.291,221News Coverage
Positive News
RBCAA
Republic Bancorp
3.1989 of 5 stars
$52.41
+0.9%
N/A+22.7%$1.42B$427.52M11.011,028Positive News
NBHC
National Bank
2.1756 of 5 stars
$36.98
+1.6%
$38.63
+4.4%
+18.6%$1.40B$412.25M10.631,274Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Down
FCF
First Commonwealth Financial
3.5981 of 5 stars
$13.60
+0.1%
$16.25
+19.5%
+3.1%$1.39B$481.26M8.451,504
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
4.1115 of 5 stars
$46.70
+0.6%
$50.00
+7.1%
+6.2%$1.37B$438.92M13.121,075Dividend Announcement
FBNC
First Bancorp
2.5209 of 5 stars
$31.75
+1.1%
$33.00
+3.9%
+0.5%$1.31B$546.25M11.461,445News Coverage
Positive News
Gap Down

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

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