American Financial Group (AFG) Competitors

$133.55
+0.02 (+0.01%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

AFG vs. L, KMPR, ROOT, HIG, RNR, CNA, KNSL, RLI, SIGI, and AXS

Should you be buying American Financial Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of American Financial Group include Loews (L), Kemper (KMPR), Root (ROOT), The Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), RenaissanceRe (RNR), CNA Financial (CNA), Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL), RLI (RLI), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), and AXIS Capital (AXS). These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

American Financial Group vs.

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

American Financial Group presently has a consensus price target of $135.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.09%. Loews has a consensus price target of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 118.68%. Given Loews' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Loews is more favorable than American Financial Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Loews
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

In the previous week, Loews had 1 more articles in the media than American Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Loews and 14 mentions for American Financial Group. Loews' average media sentiment score of 0.89 beat American Financial Group's score of 0.83 indicating that Loews is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
American Financial Group
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Loews
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Financial Group$7.83B1.43$852M$10.4512.78
Loews$15.90B1.08$1.43B$6.7411.53

American Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. American Financial Group pays out 27.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Loews pays out 3.7% 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.

American Financial Group has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loews has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

American Financial Group has a net margin of 11.03% compared to Loews' net margin of 9.27%. American Financial Group's return on equity of 21.34% beat Loews' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Financial Group11.03% 21.34% 2.94%
Loews 9.27%9.45%1.93%

64.4% of American Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.3% of Loews shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of American Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of Loews shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

American Financial Group received 50 more outperform votes than Loews when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.67% of users gave Loews an outperform vote while only 60.15% of users gave American Financial Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
American Financial GroupOutperform Votes
320
60.15%
Underperform Votes
212
39.85%
LoewsOutperform Votes
270
60.67%
Underperform Votes
175
39.33%

Summary

American Financial Group and Loews tied by winning 10 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

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AFG vs. The Competition

MetricAmerican Financial GroupFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$11.20B$40.27B$10.16B$18.08B
Dividend Yield2.13%4.18%5.84%3.44%
P/E Ratio12.7813.9336.6525.73
Price / Sales1.431.51148.6610.64
Price / Cash11.5017.2716.0919.24
Price / Book2.641.923.156.00
Net Income$852M$3.85B$1.01B$966.17M
7 Day Performance1.67%1.24%1.73%1.85%
1 Month Performance4.38%4.59%4.62%6.59%
1 Year Performance13.98%53.44%19.69%23.69%

American Financial Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
L
Loews
4.5713 of 5 stars
$77.81
+0.1%
$170.00
+118.5%
+32.1%$17.29B$15.90B12.3512,280Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
Positive News
KMPR
Kemper
4.422 of 5 stars
$60.35
-0.2%
$70.40
+16.7%
+33.9%$3.89B$4.94B-31.768,100Short Interest ↓
ROOT
Root
1.1539 of 5 stars
$62.97
+11.2%
$39.50
-37.3%
+1,295.3%$919.36M$455M-8.10680News Coverage
Gap Up
HIG
The Hartford Financial Services Group
4.7214 of 5 stars
$99.34
+0.2%
$105.44
+6.1%
+44.5%$29.38B$24.53B11.2918,700Dividend Announcement
Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
RNR
RenaissanceRe
3.3932 of 5 stars
$225.01
+0.9%
$249.00
+10.7%
+17.7%$11.90B$9.13B4.97925Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
CNA
CNA Financial
2.9315 of 5 stars
$44.16
-0.9%
$46.50
+5.3%
+14.3%$11.96B$13.30B9.976,300Analyst Upgrade
KNSL
Kinsale Capital Group
3.8943 of 5 stars
$396.17
+0.6%
$438.43
+10.7%
+20.7%$9.22B$1.22B26.32561Dividend Announcement
RLI
RLI
3.633 of 5 stars
$146.91
+0.4%
$163.25
+11.1%
+15.3%$6.72B$1.51B20.291,099Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
4.569 of 5 stars
$99.92
+1.8%
$105.17
+5.3%
-3.6%$6.07B$4.23B17.652,650Ex-Dividend
Positive News
AXS
AXIS Capital
4.106 of 5 stars
$68.80
+3.2%
$67.33
-2.1%
+28.1%$5.65B$5.70B10.522,048Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:AFG) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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