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NYSE:AFG

American Financial Group Stock Competitors

$133.67
-3.31 (-2.42%)
(As of 12/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$132.54
$137.34
50-Day Range
$125.83
$145.68
52-Week Range
$79.21
$146.63
Volume
270,200 shs
Average Volume
439,993 shs
Market Capitalization
$11.34 billion
P/E Ratio
4.95
Dividend Yield
1.68%
Beta
0.97

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) Vs. AIG, TRV, ALL, HIG, CINF, MKL, ACGL, L, WRB, and CNA

Should you be buying American Financial Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of American Financial Group include American International Group (AIG), Travelers Companies (TRV), Allstate (ALL), The Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Markel (MKL), Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Loews (L), W. R. Berkley (WRB), and CNA Financial (CNA). These companies are all part of the "multi-line insurance" industry.These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

American Financial Group vs.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) and American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, community ranking and dividends.

Travelers Companies presently has a consensus price target of $162.38, indicating a potential upside of 8.87%. American Financial Group has a consensus price target of $126.67, indicating a potential downside of 5.24%. Given Travelers Companies' higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Travelers Companies is more favorable than American Financial Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Travelers Companies
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.23
American Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

83.2% of Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of American Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Travelers Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of American Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Travelers Companies received 227 more outperform votes than American Financial Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 62.01% of users gave American Financial Group an outperform vote while only 58.85% of users gave Travelers Companies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Travelers CompaniesOutperform Votes
542
58.85%
Underperform Votes
379
41.15%
American Financial GroupOutperform Votes
315
62.01%
Underperform Votes
193
37.99%

Travelers Companies has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Financial Group has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. American Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Travelers Companies pays out 24.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Financial Group pays out 8.3% 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. Travelers Companies has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years and American Financial Group has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years. Travelers Companies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Travelers Companies$31.98 billion1.15$2.70 billion$14.2510.47
American Financial Group$7.91 billion1.43$732 million$27.034.95

American Financial Group has a net margin of 31.44% compared to Travelers Companies' net margin of 10.64%. American Financial Group's return on equity of 14.99% beat Travelers Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Travelers Companies 10.64% 12.15% 2.95%
American Financial Group 31.44% 14.99% 1.76%

In the previous week, Travelers Companies had 2 more articles in the media than American Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Travelers Companies and 2 mentions for American Financial Group. American Financial Group's average media sentiment score of 0.60 beat Travelers Companies' score of -0.25 indicating that American Financial Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Travelers Companies
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
American Financial Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Travelers Companies beats American Financial Group on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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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American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) vs. Its Competitors

TypeAmerican Financial GroupFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$11.34B$7.59B$8.10B$15.08B
Dividend Yield1.68%2.56%4.89%3.22%
P/E Ratio4.9515.1312.4622.93
Price / Sales1.433.693,195.7730.96
Price / Cash11.3260.2734.6788.45
Price / Book2.161.642.457.62
Net Income$732M$395.64M$568.40M$381.74M
7 Day Performance-3.24%-2.55%154.26%-3.00%
1 Month Performance-6.49%-8.65%154.49%-7.78%
1 Year Performance46.57%17.13%172.15%21.50%

American Financial Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AIG
American International Group
2.9064 of 5 stars
$53.32
-1.2%
$57.33
-7.5%
+31.0%$44.27B$43.74B8.3745,000
TRV
Travelers Companies
2.7046 of 5 stars
$149.16
-0.7%
$162.38
-8.9%
+9.5%$36.69B$31.98B10.4730,294
ALL
Allstate
3.0298 of 5 stars
$108.32
-1.3%
$133.77
-23.5%
+3.8%$31.05B$44.79B10.0142,160
HIG
The Hartford Financial Services Group
3.2196 of 5 stars
$66.64
-0.6%
$77.40
-16.1%
+43.3%$22.68B$20.52B11.0918,500
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
2.9298 of 5 stars
$115.88
-1.6%
$127.80
-10.3%
+39.7%$18.67B$7.54B7.465,266
MKL
Markel
2.3431 of 5 stars
$1,208.88
-1.1%
$1,275.00
-5.5%
+20.9%$16.52B$9.74B6.9718,900
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
2.5581 of 5 stars
$42.25
-0.1%
$46.11
-9.1%
+23.6%$16.31B$8.53B8.524,500
L
Loews
2.5415 of 5 stars
$54.87
-0.4%
$112.00
-104.1%
+26.6%$13.92B$12.58B8.9512,200
WRB
W. R. Berkley
2.531 of 5 stars
$77.72
-1.5%
$85.00
-9.4%
+15.0%$13.73B$8.10B13.957,495
CNA
CNA Financial
3.0981 of 5 stars
$43.05
-0.3%
$52.00
-20.8%
+18.0%$11.68B$10.81B8.885,800
RE
Everest Re Group
2.5098 of 5 stars
$262.47
-0.5%
$308.83
-17.7%
+11.9%$10.42B$9.60B10.421,746
Y
Alleghany
2.4248 of 5 stars
$658.32
-0.1%
$857.50
-30.3%
+7.8%$9.02B$8.90B13.7010,407
RNR
RenaissanceRe
2.7115 of 5 stars
$162.02
-0.4%
$193.83
-19.6%
-1.3%$7.46B$5.17B-64.04604
KNSL
Kinsale Capital Group
2.8014 of 5 stars
$208.00
-2.2%
$230.00
-10.6%
-14.9%$4.75B$459.89M33.66329
RLI
RLI
2.4731 of 5 stars
$104.23
-1.9%
$115.00
-10.3%
+5.1%$4.72B$983.63M17.76869
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
2.8148 of 5 stars
$76.81
-1.5%
$84.75
-10.3%
+17.6%$4.62B$2.92B10.932,400
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
3.4115 of 5 stars
$126.70
-1.0%
$146.00
-15.2%
+8.3%$4.51B$4.83B11.114,300
AXS
AXIS Capital
3.0631 of 5 stars
$51.91
-0.5%
$58.67
-13.0%
-2.7%$4.40B$4.84B11.461,921Dividend Announcement
ESGR
Enstar Group
1.6148 of 5 stars
$231.44
-1.1%
N/A+17.3%$4.26B$2.66B5.021,189Short Interest ↓
KMPR
Kemper
2.7265 of 5 stars
$53.94
-1.1%
$70.00
-29.8%
-30.3%$3.43B$5.21B46.509,500Short Interest ↑
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
1.4515 of 5 stars
$986.90
-1.1%
N/A+1.7%$2.98B$1.18B17.081,366
MCY
Mercury General
2.6098 of 5 stars
$51.31
-1.1%
N/A+12.5%$2.84B$3.78B7.404,300
LMND
Lemonade
2.2398 of 5 stars
$44.06
-7.5%
$68.13
-54.6%
-48.2%$2.72B$94.40M-13.00567
STFC
State Auto Financial
1.7648 of 5 stars
$51.60
-0.2%
$18.00
-65.1%
+207.9%$2.30B$1.48B31.852,025Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
HIPO
Hippo
1.7748 of 5 stars
$3.10
-10.0%
$6.70
-116.1%
N/A$1.74BN/A0.001Gap Down
High Trading Volume
PLMR
Palomar
2.6081 of 5 stars
$66.68
-7.5%
$89.00
-33.5%
+1.2%$1.69B$168.46M64.12122
HMN
Horace Mann Educators
2.7948 of 5 stars
$37.61
-0.9%
$40.00
-6.4%
-8.2%$1.56B$1.31B10.561,490Dividend Announcement
PRA
ProAssurance
2.3348 of 5 stars
$22.85
-2.5%
$27.67
-21.1%
+38.7%$1.23B$874.94M9.76827Dividend Announcement
SPNT
SiriusPoint
1.2082 of 5 stars
$7.61
-1.2%
N/AN/A$1.23B$889.79M3.0343Short Interest ↑
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
2.0231 of 5 stars
$79.05
-1.4%
N/A+4.7%$1.18B$846.25M7.83586
HCI
HCI Group
2.2365 of 5 stars
$111.15
-3.8%
$106.67
-4.0%
+110.2%$1.14B$310.44M179.27436
EIG
Employers
3.3115 of 5 stars
$39.27
-1.2%
$49.00
-24.8%
+21.4%$1.10B$711.40M8.84691
AMSF
AMERISAFE
2.7498 of 5 stars
$52.02
-2.7%
$70.00
-34.6%
-7.6%$1.01B$339.48M11.12394
JRVR
James River Group
2.9248 of 5 stars
$24.80
-4.2%
$48.20
-94.4%
-45.0%$924.82M$668.69M-6.09683
TCPC
BlackRock TCP Capital
2.7648 of 5 stars
$13.59
-0.1%
$14.44
-6.2%
+10.0%$785.05M$172.10M5.272,018
UFCS
United Fire Group
3.0265 of 5 stars
$22.26
-1.0%
$31.50
-41.5%
-8.2%$558.30M$1.07B41.221,165
UVE
Universal Insurance
2.6865 of 5 stars
$15.48
-0.1%
N/A+7.1%$482.48M$1.07B9.61909
TIG
Trean Insurance Group
2.3148 of 5 stars
$8.48
-0.5%
$16.50
-94.6%
-41.2%$433.96M$202.11M18.442,020
DGICA
Donegal Group
2.9965 of 5 stars
$13.77
-1.5%
N/A-4.4%$431.40M$777.82M11.97873
TIPT
Tiptree
1.7964 of 5 stars
$12.16
-10.3%
N/A+129.4%$412.22M$810.30M8.161,372
NODK
NI
0.8265 of 5 stars
$18.55
-3.0%
N/A+6.7%$393.87M$306.36M16.71205Gap Down
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
2.0648 of 5 stars
$25.90
-0.2%
N/A-4.4%$375.06M$583.55M76.18390Short Interest ↓
MILE
Metromile
1.8315 of 5 stars
$2.25
-6.7%
$5.14
-128.2%
N/A$287.42MN/A0.00259Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
MHLD
Maiden
1.4165 of 5 stars
$3.07
-1.6%
$2.00
-34.9%
+46.2%$265.38M$184.12M1.7752
GLRE
Greenlight Capital Re
1.7015 of 5 stars
$6.85
-1.3%
N/A-13.8%$231.83M$484.09M6.9235
UIHC
United Insurance
2.6798 of 5 stars
$4.36
-1.8%
$6.25
-43.3%
-8.0%$188.38M$846.66M-2.10478
HRTG
Heritage Insurance
2.8564 of 5 stars
$6.71
-4.6%
$12.00
-78.8%
-37.6%$187.08M$593.39M-8.18641
KFS
Kingsway Financial Services
1.8531 of 5 stars
$5.04
-3.8%
N/A+17.8%$121.09M$61.36M0.00239
ICCH
ICC
1.5881 of 5 stars
$16.21
-0.5%
N/A+15.8%$53.38M$56.52M7.65945
KINS
Kingstone Companies
1.3231 of 5 stars
$4.84
-1.4%
N/A-24.4%$50.74M$131.37M-7.5687
This page was last updated on 12/6/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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