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Stock market today: Global markets mixed after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech
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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
Carmax Returns to the Bargain Basement: Buy the Dip? 
Homebuyers’ quandary: to wait or not to wait for lower mortgage rates
S&P 500   5,199.06
DOW   38,459.08
QQQ   445.37
Fastenal, CarMax fall; Alpine Immune Sciences, Arvinas rise, Thursday, 4/11/2024
Stock market today: Global markets mixed after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech
Dividend Aristocrat Fastenal Goes on Sale: Buy It While It’s Down
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/11/2024
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
Carmax Returns to the Bargain Basement: Buy the Dip? 
Homebuyers’ quandary: to wait or not to wait for lower mortgage rates
S&P 500   5,199.06
DOW   38,459.08
QQQ   445.37
Fastenal, CarMax fall; Alpine Immune Sciences, Arvinas rise, Thursday, 4/11/2024
Stock market today: Global markets mixed after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech
Dividend Aristocrat Fastenal Goes on Sale: Buy It While It’s Down
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 4/11/2024
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
Carmax Returns to the Bargain Basement: Buy the Dip? 
Homebuyers’ quandary: to wait or not to wait for lower mortgage rates

American Equity Investment Life (AEL) Competitors

$55.77
-0.40 (-0.71%)
(As of 04/11/2024 ET)

AEL vs. LNC, CNO, NWLI, PRI, FG, JXN, BHF, GNW, VOYA, and GL

Should you be buying American Equity Investment Life stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of American Equity Investment Life include Lincoln National (LNC), CNO Financial Group (CNO), National Western Life Group (NWLI), Primerica (PRI), F&G Annuities & Life (FG), Jackson Financial (JXN), Brighthouse Financial (BHF), Genworth Financial (GNW), Voya Financial (VOYA), and Globe Life (GL).

American Equity Investment Life vs.

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, community ranking, institutional ownership, media sentiment and risk.

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln National has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 16.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lincoln National pays out -36.1% 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. Lincoln National is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

95.0% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Lincoln National shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Lincoln National had 13 more articles in the media than American Equity Investment Life. MarketBeat recorded 19 mentions for Lincoln National and 6 mentions for American Equity Investment Life. Lincoln National's average media sentiment score of 0.70 beat American Equity Investment Life's score of 0.49 indicating that Lincoln National is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
American Equity Investment Life
1 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Lincoln National
6 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Lincoln National received 57 more outperform votes than American Equity Investment Life when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 58.17% of users gave American Equity Investment Life an outperform vote while only 51.65% of users gave Lincoln National an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
American Equity Investment LifeOutperform Votes
427
58.17%
Underperform Votes
307
41.83%
Lincoln NationalOutperform Votes
484
51.65%
Underperform Votes
453
48.35%

American Equity Investment Life has a net margin of 7.42% compared to Lincoln National's net margin of -6.46%. American Equity Investment Life's return on equity of 25.15% beat Lincoln National's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Equity Investment Life7.42% 25.15% 0.84%
Lincoln National -6.46%20.81%0.28%

American Equity Investment Life currently has a consensus price target of $51.40, suggesting a potential downside of 7.84%. Lincoln National has a consensus price target of $28.45, suggesting a potential downside of 1.91%. Given Lincoln National's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lincoln National is more favorable than American Equity Investment Life.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Equity Investment Life
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Lincoln National
2 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.91

American Equity Investment Life has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lincoln National. Lincoln National is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Equity Investment Life, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$2.84B1.56$210.53M$2.1426.06
Lincoln National$11.65B0.42-$752M-$4.99-5.81

Summary

American Equity Investment Life beats Lincoln National on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE 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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AEL vs. The Competition

MetricAmerican Equity Investment LifeLife insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.43B$14.11B$8.01B$17.59B
Dividend Yield0.64%2.79%10.63%3.52%
P/E Ratio26.0610.7659.6422.22
Price / Sales1.561.213,611.759.37
Price / Cash3.9220.0828.4417.75
Price / Book1.451.232.435.17
Net Income$210.53M$787.49M$967.52M$971.52M
7 Day Performance-0.94%-5.12%-0.91%-1.12%
1 Month Performance0.20%-5.01%-1.22%0.30%
1 Year Performance52.25%21.07%12.01%116.88%

American Equity Investment Life Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LNC
Lincoln National
4.9231 of 5 stars
$29.84
-1.9%
$27.60
-7.5%
+37.5%$5.06B$11.65B-5.9811,024Ex-Dividend
Analyst Report
CNO
CNO Financial Group
4.4942 of 5 stars
$26.75
-1.2%
$26.25
-1.9%
+14.4%$2.92B$4.15B11.103,500Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
NWLI
National Western Life Group
3.5376 of 5 stars
$491.60
-0.1%
N/A+106.8%$1.79B$703.35M18.41351Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
PRI
Primerica
4.2076 of 5 stars
$242.94
-2.8%
$243.20
+0.1%
+29.6%$8.43B$2.82B15.303,450Analyst Report
FG
F&G Annuities & Life
1.6063 of 5 stars
$39.76
-2.4%
$38.33
-3.6%
+99.3%$5.02B$4.50B-82.831,165Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
JXN
Jackson Financial
2.6016 of 5 stars
$64.98
-1.9%
$55.50
-14.6%
+77.5%$5.03B$3.16B6.623,840Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
BHF
Brighthouse Financial
2.9481 of 5 stars
$50.25
-1.6%
$50.86
+1.2%
+10.8%$3.16B$4.12B-2.711,500Analyst Report
News Coverage
GNW
Genworth Financial
3.5332 of 5 stars
$6.20
-1.0%
N/A+2.9%$2.77B$7.37B-620,000.002,700Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
VOYA
Voya Financial
4.9816 of 5 stars
$71.27
+0.3%
$82.11
+15.2%
-5.6%$7.24B$7.35B13.139,000Analyst Report
GL
Globe Life
4.94 of 5 stars
$107.61
-0.2%
$132.88
+23.5%
-54.2%$10.12B$5.45B10.683,636Analyst Report
Options Volume
News Coverage
Gap Down

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