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American Equity Investment Life Competitors

$28.26
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MA: $29.55
$30.63
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$9.07
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$34.25
Volume2 shs
Average Volume797,204 shs
Market Capitalization$2.60 billion
P/E Ratio3.01
Dividend Yield1.16%
Beta1.49

Competitors

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) Vs. MET, PRU, AFL, LNC, PRI, and UNM

Should you be buying AEL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to American Equity Investment Life, including MetLife (MET), Prudential Financial (PRU), Aflac (AFL), Lincoln National (LNC), Primerica (PRI), and Unum Group (UNM).

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and MetLife (NYSE:MET) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. MetLife pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MetLife pays out 30.1% 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. MetLife has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. MetLife is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and MetLife's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
MetLife$69.62 billion0.76$5.90 billion$6.119.76

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Equity Investment Life and MetLife, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
MetLife021002.83

American Equity Investment Life currently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. MetLife has a consensus price target of $51.7273, indicating a potential downside of 12.59%. Given American Equity Investment Life's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than MetLife.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.4% of MetLife shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of MetLife shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and MetLife's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
MetLife8.82%8.17%0.77%

Volatility & Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MetLife has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MetLife beats American Equity Investment Life on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Prudential Financial pays out 39.3% 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. Prudential Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Prudential Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Prudential Financial's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
Prudential Financial$58.13 billion0.61$4.19 billion$11.697.63

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Equity Investment Life and Prudential Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
Prudential Financial010302.23

American Equity Investment Life currently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Prudential Financial has a consensus price target of $77.6667, indicating a potential downside of 12.36%. Given American Equity Investment Life's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than Prudential Financial.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of Prudential Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Prudential Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
Prudential Financial-0.12%6.06%0.44%

Volatility & Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prudential Financial has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Equity Investment Life beats Prudential Financial on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and Aflac (NYSE:AFL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Aflac pays out 29.7% 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. Aflac has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years. Aflac is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Aflac's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
Aflac$22.31 billion1.51$3.30 billion$4.4411.02

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Equity Investment Life and Aflac, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
Aflac14302.25

American Equity Investment Life currently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Aflac has a consensus price target of $46.6667, indicating a potential downside of 4.21%. Given American Equity Investment Life's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than Aflac.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.0% of Aflac shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Aflac shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Aflac's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
Aflac21.11%12.12%2.28%

Volatility & Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aflac has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aflac beats American Equity Investment Life on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Lincoln National's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
Lincoln National$17.26 billion0.65$886 million$8.706.69

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

Volatility & Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln National has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Equity Investment Life and Lincoln National, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
Lincoln National17302.18

American Equity Investment Life currently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Lincoln National has a consensus price target of $49.6364, indicating a potential downside of 14.67%. Given American Equity Investment Life's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than Lincoln National.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.7% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Lincoln National shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Lincoln National's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
Lincoln National4.28%5.09%0.30%

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lincoln National pays out 19.3% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Lincoln National is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

American Equity Investment Life beats Lincoln National on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Primerica's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
Primerica$2.05 billion2.81$366.39 million$8.4317.40

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

Volatility and Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primerica has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for American Equity Investment Life and Primerica, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
Primerica00303.00

American Equity Investment Life presently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Primerica has a consensus price target of $157.25, indicating a potential upside of 7.22%. Given American Equity Investment Life's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than Primerica.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.0% of Primerica shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Primerica shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Primerica's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
Primerica17.65%23.65%2.80%

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Primerica pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Primerica pays out 22.3% 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. Primerica has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Primerica is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Primerica beats American Equity Investment Life on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) and Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Unum Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Equity Investment Life$3.46 billion0.75$246.09 million$5.974.73
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.46$1.10 billion$5.434.99

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

Volatility and Risk

American Equity Investment Life has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unum Group has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for American Equity Investment Life and Unum Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Equity Investment Life02502.71
Unum Group26101.89

American Equity Investment Life presently has a consensus price target of $32.4444, indicating a potential upside of 15.46%. Unum Group has a consensus price target of $25.1429, indicating a potential downside of 7.56%. Given American Equity Investment Life's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe American Equity Investment Life is more favorable than Unum Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.7% of American Equity Investment Life shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.0% of Unum Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of American Equity Investment Life shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Unum Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares American Equity Investment Life and Unum Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Equity Investment LifeN/A9.89%0.70%
Unum Group8.00%10.29%1.56%

Dividends

American Equity Investment Life pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. American Equity Investment Life pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Unum Group pays out 21.0% 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. Unum Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Unum Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Unum Group beats American Equity Investment Life on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


American Equity Investment Life Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
MetLife logo
MET
MetLife
2.5$59.66+0.4%$52.57 billion$69.62 billion9.80
Prudential Financial logo
PRU
Prudential Financial
2.5$89.17+2.7%$35.18 billion$58.13 billion-247.69Gap Down
Aflac logo
AFL
Aflac
2.3$48.91+0.4%$33.55 billion$22.31 billion7.64
Lincoln National logo
LNC
Lincoln National
2.7$58.17+2.2%$11.17 billion$17.26 billion15.23Gap Down
Primerica logo
PRI
Primerica
2.0$146.66+3.7%$5.76 billion$2.05 billion15.75Decrease in Short Interest
Unum Group logo
UNM
Unum Group
2.3$27.10+2.3%$5.54 billion$12.00 billion5.82Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
CNO Financial Group logo
CNO
CNO Financial Group
2.1$24.38+1.3%$3.28 billion$4.02 billion7.69Insider Selling
FBL Financial Group logo
FFG
FBL Financial Group
2.2$57.49+0.8%$1.40 billion$774.68 million17.91Dividend Increase
National Western Life Group logo
NWLI
National Western Life Group
1.1$211.93+1.5%$770.58 million$819.19 million7.90Upcoming Earnings
IHC
Independence
0.6$39.38+3.5%$577.27 million$374.45 million140.65
Citizens logo
CIA
Citizens
0.8$6.35+4.4%$345.01 million$250.54 million-52.92Gap Down
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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