WaFd (WAFD) Competitors

$28.39
-0.20 (-0.70%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

WAFD vs. NWBI, BANC, WSFS, OCFC, DCOM, TBBK, WSBC, TRMK, NBTB, and FRME

Should you be buying WaFd stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of WaFd include Northwest Bancshares (NWBI), Banc of California (BANC), WSFS Financial (WSFS), OceanFirst Financial (OCFC), Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM), Bancorp (TBBK), WesBanco (WSBC), Trustmark (TRMK), NBT Bancorp (NBTB), and First Merchants (FRME). These companies are all part of the "national commercial banks" industry.

WaFd vs.

WaFd (NASDAQ:WAFD) and Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ:NWBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, media sentiment, community ranking and earnings.

WaFd has higher revenue and earnings than Northwest Bancshares. Northwest Bancshares is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WaFd, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
WaFd$1.10B1.66$257.43M$2.6310.65
Northwest Bancshares$547.81M2.53$134.96M$1.0310.57

83.7% of WaFd shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of Northwest Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of WaFd shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Northwest Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Northwest Bancshares had 5 more articles in the media than WaFd. MarketBeat recorded 20 mentions for Northwest Bancshares and 15 mentions for WaFd. WaFd's average media sentiment score of 0.50 beat Northwest Bancshares' score of 0.22 indicating that WaFd is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
WaFd
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Northwest Bancshares
2 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Northwest Bancshares received 59 more outperform votes than WaFd when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 57.68% of users gave Northwest Bancshares an outperform vote while only 49.43% of users gave WaFd an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WaFdOutperform Votes
215
49.43%
Underperform Votes
220
50.57%
Northwest BancsharesOutperform Votes
274
57.68%
Underperform Votes
201
42.32%

Northwest Bancshares has a net margin of 17.84% compared to WaFd's net margin of 15.33%. WaFd's return on equity of 10.60% beat Northwest Bancshares' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WaFd15.33% 10.60% 1.00%
Northwest Bancshares 17.84%8.81%0.93%

WaFd presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.60%. Northwest Bancshares has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.66%. Given WaFd's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe WaFd is more favorable than Northwest Bancshares.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WaFd
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Northwest Bancshares
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.50

WaFd has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northwest Bancshares has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

WaFd pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Northwest Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. WaFd pays out 39.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Northwest Bancshares pays out 77.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

WaFd beats Northwest Bancshares on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricWaFdNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.81B$18.52B$8.41B$7.47B
Dividend Yield3.70%4.01%10.49%3.96%
P/E Ratio10.659.8459.0816.66
Price / Sales1.661.863,519.4780.58
Price / Cash6.498.7227.6134.56
Price / Book0.851.032.384.28
Net Income$257.43M$2.32B$992.24M$213.77M
7 Day Performance4.87%4.31%2.12%0.96%
1 Month Performance0.50%-0.39%-1.30%-4.43%
1 Year Performance-2.61%9.72%12.54%7.54%

WaFd Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NWBI
Northwest Bancshares
2.5046 of 5 stars
$10.69
-1.2%
$11.50
+7.6%
-4.0%$1.36B$701.74M10.092,165Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
BANC
Banc of California
4.7915 of 5 stars
$13.81
-0.9%
$17.07
+23.6%
+16.3%$2.17B$1.97B-4.372,304Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
WSFS
WSFS Financial
4.1745 of 5 stars
$41.88
-1.2%
$43.67
+4.3%
+19.9%$2.52B$1.27B9.522,229Upcoming Earnings
OCFC
OceanFirst Financial
3.8514 of 5 stars
$14.51
-1.2%
$18.50
+27.5%
-5.1%$863.78M$641.60M8.54878Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
DCOM
Dime Community Bancshares
4.5754 of 5 stars
$18.01
-1.9%
$25.88
+43.7%
-4.9%$700.23M$645.57M7.86851News Coverage
Gap Down
TBBK
Bancorp
3.533 of 5 stars
$32.28
+1.2%
$49.00
+51.8%
+27.6%$1.69B$621.60M9.22757Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
WSBC
WesBanco
4.237 of 5 stars
$26.99
-1.0%
$30.75
+13.9%
+0.9%$1.60B$831.96M10.752,321Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
TRMK
Trustmark
1.5928 of 5 stars
$25.63
-1.6%
$29.67
+15.7%
+16.9%$1.57B$1.10B9.462,757Earnings Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
NBTB
NBT Bancorp
3.4371 of 5 stars
$33.09
-1.3%
$41.60
+25.7%
+8.6%$1.56B$664.97M12.442,034Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
FRME
First Merchants
4.6952 of 5 stars
$32.51
-1.1%
$38.00
+16.9%
+14.8%$1.93B$999.49M8.692,162Upcoming Earnings
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This page (NASDAQ:WAFD) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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