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United Bankshares (UBSI) Competitors

$34.42
+0.06 (+0.17%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

UBSI vs. HOMB, FFIN, GBCI, COLB, WTFC, PB, IBOC, ABCB, BPOP, and SSB

Should you be buying United Bankshares stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of United Bankshares include Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), Columbia Banking System (COLB), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), Prosperity Bancshares (PB), International Bancshares (IBOC), Ameris Bancorp (ABCB), Popular (BPOP), and SouthState (SSB). These companies are all part of the "regional banks" industry.

United Bankshares vs.

United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) and Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (NYSE:HOMB) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, profitability and media sentiment.

In the previous week, United Bankshares had 1 more articles in the media than Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR). MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for United Bankshares and 6 mentions for Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR). United Bankshares' average media sentiment score of 1.41 beat Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)'s score of 1.01 indicating that United Bankshares is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
United Bankshares
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) received 227 more outperform votes than United Bankshares when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.16% of users gave Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) an outperform vote while only 47.86% of users gave United Bankshares an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
United BanksharesOutperform Votes
269
47.86%
Underperform Votes
293
52.14%
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)Outperform Votes
496
61.16%
Underperform Votes
315
38.84%

Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) has lower revenue, but higher earnings than United Bankshares. Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than United Bankshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Bankshares$1.54B3.02$366.31M$2.7112.70
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)$1.34B3.51$392.93M$1.9512.01

United Bankshares has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

71.6% of United Bankshares shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.3% of Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of United Bankshares shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) shares are owned 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.

Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) has a net margin of 29.21% compared to United Bankshares' net margin of 23.84%. Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)'s return on equity of 10.91% beat United Bankshares' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Bankshares23.84% 8.05% 1.26%
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) 29.21%10.91%1.80%

United Bankshares currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.59%. Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.75%. Given Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)'s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) is more favorable than United Bankshares.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Bankshares
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

United Bankshares pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. United Bankshares pays out 54.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) pays out 36.9% 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

Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) beats United Bankshares on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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UBSI vs. The Competition

MetricUnited BanksharesState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$4.64B$2.18B$8.59B$7.51B
Dividend Yield4.31%4.22%10.14%3.86%
P/E Ratio12.7011.1847.8218.48
Price / Sales3.021.993,622.15210.94
Price / Cash12.177.9229.9955.40
Price / Book0.971.122.434.60
Net Income$366.31M$407.66M$814.22M$207.21M
7 Day Performance-2.41%-1.38%-0.28%-1.07%
1 Month Performance-7.10%-6.12%-0.33%3.57%
1 Year Performance-15.93%-10.74%5.02%5.52%

United Bankshares Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
3.7373 of 5 stars
$22.78
-4.3%
$25.00
+9.7%
-2.6%$4.60B$1.34B11.682,774Positive News
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.6691 of 5 stars
$30.20
-5.4%
$31.00
+2.6%
-15.8%$4.31B$636.07M21.571,500Positive News
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
3.1088 of 5 stars
$35.32
-5.5%
$38.40
+8.7%
-23.2%$3.92B$1.14B17.573,552Positive News
COLB
Columbia Banking System
4.9459 of 5 stars
$18.49
-4.7%
$24.13
+30.5%
-40.4%$3.86B$2.74B11.212,093Analyst Downgrade
WTFC
Wintrust Financial
4.8974 of 5 stars
$93.29
-2.7%
$103.36
+10.8%
+5.0%$5.71B$3.33B9.745,275News Coverage
PB
Prosperity Bancshares
4.9785 of 5 stars
$62.06
-3.2%
$70.19
+13.1%
-15.0%$5.82B$1.60B13.703,633Positive News
Gap Down
IBOC
International Bancshares
2.8499 of 5 stars
$51.94
-5.1%
N/A+9.0%$3.22B$712.91M7.872,169Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
ABCB
Ameris Bancorp
3.6077 of 5 stars
$46.16
-5.4%
$49.00
+6.2%
-4.5%$3.19B$1.52B11.842,847News Coverage
BPOP
Popular
4.4698 of 5 stars
$82.37
-2.9%
$84.67
+2.8%
+17.1%$5.94B$3.90B10.948,900Dividend Announcement
SSB
SouthState
4.1634 of 5 stars
$78.91
-5.5%
$88.83
+12.6%
+1.4%$6.00B$2.23B12.224,921Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:UBSI) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff