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MU   89.46 (+4.02%)
CGC   3.47 (+3.27%)
GE   154.77 (+0.94%)
DIS   107.69 (-0.05%)
AMC   4.45 (+0.23%)
PFE   27.18 (-2.09%)
PYPL   59.33 (+0.29%)
XOM   104.25 (+0.39%)
QQQ   436.55 (-0.05%)
AAPL   181.16 (-0.75%)
MSFT   407.54 (-0.68%)
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GOOGL   137.57 (-4.44%)
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AMD   176.01 (-0.29%)
BABA   76.51 (+0.72%)
T   16.59 (-1.25%)
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MU   89.46 (+4.02%)
CGC   3.47 (+3.27%)
GE   154.77 (+0.94%)
DIS   107.69 (-0.05%)
AMC   4.45 (+0.23%)
PFE   27.18 (-2.09%)
PYPL   59.33 (+0.29%)
XOM   104.25 (+0.39%)

SLM (SLM) Competitors

$19.55
-0.12 (-0.61%)
(As of 02/26/2024 ET)

SLM vs. NNI, CACC, OMF, ENVA, OCSL, FRHC, LNC, FFIN, AIRC, and WTM

Should you be buying SLM stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of SLM include Nelnet (NNI), Credit Acceptance (CACC), OneMain (OMF), Enova International (ENVA), Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL), Freedom (FRHC), Lincoln National (LNC), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Apartment Income REIT (AIRC), and White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM).

SLM vs.

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap financial services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, community ranking, media sentiment, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

SLM has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Nelnet. SLM is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nelnet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SLM$1.81B2.44$581.39M$2.408.15
Nelnet$1.99B1.66$407.35M$3.5025.21

SLM has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nelnet has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

SLM pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Nelnet pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. SLM pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Nelnet pays out 32.0% 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. SLM is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

95.1% of SLM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.5% of Nelnet shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of SLM shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 51.2% of Nelnet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, SLM had 5 more articles in the media than Nelnet. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for SLM and 5 mentions for Nelnet. Nelnet's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat SLM's score of 0.59 indicating that Nelnet is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
SLM
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Nelnet
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

SLM presently has a consensus price target of $19.77, suggesting a potential upside of 1.14%. Nelnet has a consensus price target of $95.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.67%. Given Nelnet's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nelnet is more favorable than SLM.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SLM
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82
Nelnet
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

SLM has a net margin of 20.65% compared to Nelnet's net margin of 6.18%. SLM's return on equity of 36.86% beat Nelnet's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SLM20.65% 36.86% 2.01%
Nelnet 6.18%4.98%0.89%

SLM received 216 more outperform votes than Nelnet when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.23% of users gave SLM an outperform vote while only 67.27% of users gave Nelnet an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
SLMOutperform Votes
477
69.23%
Underperform Votes
212
30.77%
NelnetOutperform Votes
261
67.27%
Underperform Votes
127
32.73%

Summary

SLM beats Nelnet on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SLM vs. The Competition

MetricSLMCredit Services IndustryFinancial SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$4.42B$1.95B$3.64B$7.46B
Dividend Yield2.23%15.21%4.65%3.87%
P/E Ratio8.15213.77438.5617.84
Price / Sales2.44117.922,055.34178.42
Price / Cash6.4512.1045.9625.75
Price / Book2.722.131.484.56
Net Income$581.39M$222.46M$438.37M$210.51M
7 Day Performance-3.12%-1.06%0.19%-0.15%
1 Month Performance-1.56%-1.54%7.20%3.67%
1 Year Performance36.24%-4.26%2.06%6.80%

SLM Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NNI
Nelnet
4.6032 of 5 stars
$88.98
-1.0%
$95.00
+6.8%
-5.1%$3.32B$1.99B25.428,237Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CACC
Credit Acceptance
2.4229 of 5 stars
$550.31
-1.9%
$381.75
-30.6%
+22.4%$6.77B$1.88B24.992,232Analyst Revision
Positive News
OMF
OneMain
4.9746 of 5 stars
$47.23
+1.5%
$50.85
+7.7%
+6.2%$5.66B$4.56B8.889,100Positive News
ENVA
Enova International
1.3701 of 5 stars
$60.47
+1.6%
$60.00
-0.8%
+25.6%$1.81B$2.12B11.031,804
OCSL
Oaktree Specialty Lending
1.0913 of 5 stars
$20.11
-0.6%
$21.20
+5.4%
-0.1%$1.59B$379.29M13.32N/APositive News
FRHC
Freedom
0 of 5 stars
$77.23
-1.8%
N/A+7.0%$4.61B$795.69M0.003,689
LNC
Lincoln National
4.9515 of 5 stars
$27.17
-0.7%
$26.20
-3.6%
-14.2%$4.61B$11.65B-5.4411,316Dividend Announcement
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.6616 of 5 stars
$31.78
-0.2%
$31.00
-2.5%
-15.8%$4.54B$478.88M22.701,500Positive News
AIRC
Apartment Income REIT
4.8275 of 5 stars
$31.55
-0.4%
$38.67
+22.6%
-19.2%$4.64B$820.04M7.46750News Coverage
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
2.5636 of 5 stars
$1,765.00
-2.5%
N/A+21.0%$4.52B$2.17B8.89803Dividend Announcement
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:SLM) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff