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Sandy Spring Bancorp (SASR) Competitors

$26.79
-0.21 (-0.78%)
(As of 07/12/2024 08:52 PM ET)

SASR vs. HOPE, WABC, FCF, NWBI, NBHC, COLB, FFIN, GBCI, UMBF, and IBOC

Should you be buying Sandy Spring Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Sandy Spring Bancorp include Hope Bancorp (HOPE), Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC), First Commonwealth Financial (FCF), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), National Bank (NBHC), Columbia Banking System (COLB), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), UMB Financial (UMBF), and International Bancshares (IBOC). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Sandy Spring Bancorp vs.

Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) and Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, dividends, valuation, media sentiment, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Sandy Spring Bancorp has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hope Bancorp has a beta of 1.15, indicating that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

66.9% of Sandy Spring Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of Hope Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Sandy Spring Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of Hope Bancorp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Sandy Spring Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Hope Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Sandy Spring Bancorp pays out 66.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hope Bancorp pays out 56.0% 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.

Sandy Spring Bancorp received 28 more outperform votes than Hope Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.00% of users gave Sandy Spring Bancorp an outperform vote while only 51.47% of users gave Hope Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Sandy Spring BancorpOutperform Votes
290
58.00%
Underperform Votes
210
42.00%
Hope BancorpOutperform Votes
262
51.47%
Underperform Votes
247
48.53%

In the previous week, Hope Bancorp had 1 more articles in the media than Sandy Spring Bancorp. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Hope Bancorp and 3 mentions for Sandy Spring Bancorp. Hope Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.68 beat Sandy Spring Bancorp's score of 0.43 indicating that Hope Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sandy Spring Bancorp
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Hope Bancorp
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

Sandy Spring Bancorp presently has a consensus target price of $23.50, indicating a potential downside of 12.28%. Hope Bancorp has a consensus target price of $11.83, indicating a potential upside of 3.53%. Given Hope Bancorp's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hope Bancorp is more favorable than Sandy Spring Bancorp.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sandy Spring Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Hope Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

Sandy Spring Bancorp has a net margin of 12.74% compared to Hope Bancorp's net margin of 10.80%. Sandy Spring Bancorp's return on equity of 6.65% beat Hope Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sandy Spring Bancorp12.74% 6.65% 0.74%
Hope Bancorp 10.80%6.43%0.69%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sandy Spring Bancorp$704.60M1.71$122.84M$2.0413.13
Hope Bancorp$1.09B1.26$133.67M$1.0011.43

Summary

Hope Bancorp beats Sandy Spring Bancorp 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 SASR 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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SASR vs. The Competition

MetricSandy Spring BancorpNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.21B$19.97B$9.37B$8.66B
Dividend Yield5.08%3.78%10.62%4.04%
P/E Ratio13.139.5756.0914.85
Price / Sales1.711.973,485.1289.56
Price / Cash7.699.1427.9932.55
Price / Book0.761.112.544.67
Net Income$122.84M$2.34B$998.83M$213.49M
7 Day Performance13.04%4.92%4.49%8.42%
1 Month Performance20.24%8.12%5.79%7.36%
1 Year Performance16.99%15.15%15.25%3.16%

Sandy Spring Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HOPE
Hope Bancorp
4.7677 of 5 stars
4.77 / 5 stars
$10.54
+1.6%
$11.83
+12.3%
+29.6%$1.27B$1.09B10.541,244Short Interest ↓
Positive News
WABC
Westamerica Bancorporation
2.3188 of 5 stars
2.32 / 5 stars
$48.33
+0.5%
$53.50
+10.7%
+22.0%$1.29B$327.54M8.16641Upcoming Earnings
FCF
First Commonwealth Financial
2.4966 of 5 stars
2.50 / 5 stars
$14.09
+1.7%
$16.25
+15.3%
+14.5%$1.44B$626.61M8.751,504Short Interest ↓
NWBI
Northwest Bancshares
2.306 of 5 stars
2.31 / 5 stars
$11.51
+1.9%
$11.00
-4.4%
+9.9%$1.46B$542.63M11.172,165Upcoming Earnings
NBHC
National Bank
1.8074 of 5 stars
1.81 / 5 stars
$38.77
+1.4%
$39.90
+2.9%
+28.1%$1.47B$559.33M11.141,274
COLB
Columbia Banking System
2.178 of 5 stars
2.18 / 5 stars
$20.16
+3.0%
$22.04
+9.3%
-0.7%$4.22B$2.74B8.655,114Analyst Revision
News Coverage
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.6908 of 5 stars
3.69 / 5 stars
$29.01
+1.6%
$31.00
+6.9%
+7.5%$4.14B$636.07M20.721,500Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
1.9767 of 5 stars
1.98 / 5 stars
$36.48
+0.5%
$40.00
+9.6%
+23.5%$4.14B$1.14B20.853,358Upcoming Earnings
UMBF
UMB Financial
3.7509 of 5 stars
3.75 / 5 stars
$83.67
+2.8%
$93.67
+11.9%
+43.7%$4.08B$2.38B11.113,599Short Interest ↑
IBOC
International Bancshares
2.4149 of 5 stars
2.41 / 5 stars
$56.54
+0.6%
N/A+33.3%$3.52B$970.10M8.632,200

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This page (NASDAQ:SASR) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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