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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
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This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

Uniti Group (UNIT) Competitors

$6.41
+0.55 (+9.39%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

UNIT vs. LADR, TWO, AAT, VRE, LTC, SAFE, SVC, ALEX, NTST, and PMT

Should you be buying Uniti Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Uniti Group include Ladder Capital (LADR), Two Harbors Investment (TWO), American Assets Trust (AAT), Veris Residential (VRE), LTC Properties (LTC), Safehold (SAFE), Service Properties Trust (SVC), Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX), NETSTREIT (NTST), and PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT). These companies are all part of the "real estate investment trusts" industry.

Uniti Group vs.

Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) and Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, profitability, risk and earnings.

Ladder Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Uniti Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.4%. Ladder Capital pays out 113.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Uniti Group pays out -333.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Uniti Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Uniti Group had 18 more articles in the media than Ladder Capital. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for Uniti Group and 1 mentions for Ladder Capital. Ladder Capital's average media sentiment score of 0.77 beat Uniti Group's score of 0.38 indicating that Uniti Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Ladder Capital Neutral
Uniti Group Positive

Ladder Capital has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uniti Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

60.9% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of Uniti Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Uniti Group 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.

Ladder Capital currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.80%. Uniti Group has a consensus price target of $5.63, suggesting a potential downside of 12.25%. Given Uniti Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ladder Capital is more favorable than Uniti Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ladder Capital
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Uniti Group
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ladder Capital$268.99M5.10$101.12M$0.8113.37
Uniti Group$1.15B1.33-$8.27M-$0.18-35.61

Ladder Capital has a net margin of 18.92% compared to Ladder Capital's net margin of -3.83%. Uniti Group's return on equity of 9.70% beat Ladder Capital's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ladder Capital18.92% 9.70% 2.64%
Uniti Group -3.83%N/A -0.88%

Uniti Group received 145 more outperform votes than Ladder Capital when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.97% of users gave Uniti Group an outperform vote while only 63.30% of users gave Ladder Capital an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Ladder CapitalOutperform Votes
295
63.30%
Underperform Votes
171
36.70%
Uniti GroupOutperform Votes
440
65.97%
Underperform Votes
227
34.03%

Summary

Ladder Capital beats Uniti Group on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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UNIT vs. The Competition

MetricUniti GroupReal estate investment trusts IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.53B$6.74B$8.51B$7.62B
Dividend Yield10.24%6.93%10.16%3.87%
P/E Ratio-35.6144.8857.8218.80
Price / Sales1.336.303,414.44110.42
Price / Cash3.1015.3529.2955.35
Price / Book-0.622.452.674.54
Net Income-$8.27M$160.76M$804.42M$211.55M
7 Day Performance11.87%0.66%0.29%3.36%
1 Month Performance22.33%0.13%0.80%6.68%
1 Year Performance25.69%-6.47%11.25%8.85%

Uniti Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LADR
Ladder Capital
4.5113 of 5 stars
$10.50
-0.3%
$12.00
+14.3%
-1.8%$1.33B$534.41M12.9659Short Interest ↑
TWO
Two Harbors Investment
2.6224 of 5 stars
$12.72
+0.6%
$14.63
+15.0%
-21.0%$1.32B$480.36M-6.3697Positive News
AAT
American Assets Trust
2.5245 of 5 stars
$21.26
+1.1%
$22.00
+3.5%
-13.3%$1.29B$441.16M25.31229Positive News
VRE
Veris Residential
2.7348 of 5 stars
$14.71
-0.3%
$17.67
+20.1%
-7.1%$1.36B$279.86M-11.96215Dividend Announcement
Positive News
LTC
LTC Properties
1.6729 of 5 stars
$31.70
+0.9%
$34.33
+8.3%
-10.5%$1.37B$197.24M14.6824Analyst Revision
Positive News
SAFE
Safehold
4.4199 of 5 stars
$19.80
+0.7%
$30.10
+52.0%
-28.5%$1.41B$352.58M-24.44N/APositive News
SVC
Service Properties Trust
3.8942 of 5 stars
$7.47
+0.7%
$9.25
+23.8%
-38.7%$1.24B$1.86B-57.46N/A
ALEX
Alexander & Baldwin
3.3204 of 5 stars
$16.97
-0.2%
$20.00
+17.9%
-12.8%$1.23B$230.50M-31.43144Dividend Increase
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
NTST
NETSTREIT
0.2106 of 5 stars
$16.76
-1.1%
$18.22
+8.7%
-16.1%$1.23B$131.90M152.3830
PMT
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
3.7657 of 5 stars
$13.83
+0.1%
$14.58
+5.5%
+9.8%$1.20B$279.90M8.591Short Interest ↓
Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:UNIT) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff