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NYSE:ASB

Associated Banc Stock Competitors

$23.97
+0.15 (+0.63%)
(As of 01/28/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$23.40
$23.99
50-Day Range
$21.49
$25.46
52-Week Range
$17.75
$25.55
Volume
1.12 million shs
Average Volume
1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization
$3.60 billion
P/E Ratio
11.41
Dividend Yield
3.36%
Beta
1.14

Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) Vs. EWBC, WAL, CBSH, FCNCA, BPOP, PB, FFIN, OZK, SSB, and GBCI

Should you be buying Associated Banc stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Associated Banc include East West Bancorp (EWBC), Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA), Popular (BPOP), Prosperity Bancshares (PB), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Bank OZK (OZK), South State (SSB), and Glacier Bancorp (GBCI). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

Associated Banc vs.

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) and Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, community ranking, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, media sentiment, earnings and dividends.

Western Alliance Bancorporation has a net margin of 46.41% compared to Associated Banc's net margin of 29.80%. Western Alliance Bancorporation's return on equity of 22.40% beat Associated Banc's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Western Alliance Bancorporation 46.41% 22.40% 1.90%
Associated Banc 29.80% 9.02% 1.00%

Western Alliance Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Associated Banc pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Western Alliance Bancorporation pays out 16.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Associated Banc pays out 38.1% 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. Western Alliance Bancorporation has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Associated Banc has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Western Alliance Bancorporation has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Associated Banc. Associated Banc is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Western Alliance Bancorporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Western Alliance Bancorporation$1.33 billion7.44$506.60 million$8.2811.50
Associated Banc$1.43 billion2.52$306.77 million$2.1011.41

Western Alliance Bancorporation has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Associated Banc has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

86.4% of Western Alliance Bancorporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Associated Banc shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Western Alliance Bancorporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Associated Banc shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Western Alliance Bancorporation received 239 more outperform votes than Associated Banc when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 70.70% of users gave Western Alliance Bancorporation an outperform vote while only 54.17% of users gave Associated Banc an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Western Alliance BancorporationOutperform Votes
473
70.70%
Underperform Votes
196
29.30%
Associated BancOutperform Votes
234
54.17%
Underperform Votes
198
45.83%

Western Alliance Bancorporation currently has a consensus target price of $123.44, indicating a potential upside of 29.67%. Associated Banc has a consensus target price of $23.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.96%. Given Western Alliance Bancorporation's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Western Alliance Bancorporation is more favorable than Associated Banc.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Western Alliance Bancorporation
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Associated Banc
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.80

In the previous week, Associated Banc had 4 more articles in the media than Western Alliance Bancorporation. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Associated Banc and 10 mentions for Western Alliance Bancorporation. Associated Banc's average media sentiment score of 0.31 beat Western Alliance Bancorporation's score of 0.23 indicating that Associated Banc is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Western Alliance Bancorporation
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Associated Banc
2 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Western Alliance Bancorporation beats Associated Banc on 15 of the 20 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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Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) vs. Its Competitors

TypeAssociated BancState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$3.60B$3.27B$8.34B$14.85B
Dividend Yield3.36%2.50%5.33%3.60%
P/E Ratio11.4110.3912.3321.30
Price / Sales2.523.643,209.2721.90
Price / Cash8.7315.4731.1583.09
Price / Book0.991.472.8511.34
Net Income$306.77M$248.22M$629.77M$427.33M
7 Day Performance-1.48%-0.58%-0.69%-0.89%
1 Month Performance5.59%0.54%-2.45%-6.34%
1 Year Performance30.91%31.80%136.74%10.67%

Associated Banc Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
EWBC
East West Bancorp
2.2131 of 5 stars
$84.08
+1.7%
$94.13
+11.9%
+40.2%$11.93B$1.83B14.673,200Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
WAL
Western Alliance Bancorporation
3.3831 of 5 stars
$95.20
+12.4%
$123.44
+29.7%
+55.7%$9.92B$1.33B11.501,915Earnings Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
CBSH
Commerce Bancshares
2.0982 of 5 stars
$67.96
+1.4%
$66.97
+1.5%
-3.5%$8.29B$1.38B15.354,588Insider Selling
FCNCA
First Citizens BancShares
3.1931 of 5 stars
$750.66
+2.6%
$1,025.00
+36.5%
+31.2%$7.37B$1.96B13.556,722Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
BPOP
Popular
2.6298 of 5 stars
$88.15
+2.1%
$99.00
+12.3%
+56.5%$7.04B$2.60B8.048,700Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
PB
Prosperity Bancshares
2.3915 of 5 stars
$73.34
+0.7%
$86.33
+17.7%
+8.1%$6.76B$1.28B12.823,756Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
2.2265 of 5 stars
$46.28
+1.1%
$49.92
+7.9%
+17.3%$6.59B$504.06M28.751,500Earnings Report
News Coverage
OZK
Bank OZK
2.6298 of 5 stars
$47.16
+1.5%
$54.00
+14.5%
+19.6%$6.10B$1.19B11.152,652Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
SSB
South State
2.5865 of 5 stars
$82.21
+0.5%
$82.18
+0.0%
+7.3%$5.74B$1.22B12.855,184Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
2.5532 of 5 stars
$51.32
+2.6%
$66.00
+28.6%
+9.4%$5.68B$799.93M15.503,032Earnings Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
WTFC
Wintrust Financial
2.7365 of 5 stars
$97.53
+1.9%
$102.63
+5.2%
+56.0%$5.56B$1.90B12.775,364Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
HWC
Hancock Whitney
2.9083 of 5 stars
$52.83
+0.8%
$63.33
+19.9%
+52.3%$4.59B$1.35B10.123,986
SFBS
ServisFirst Bancshares
2.1515 of 5 stars
$84.00
+1.0%
$79.00
+6.0%
+99.3%$4.55B$419.14M22.28493Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
UBSI
United Bankshares
2.6832 of 5 stars
$35.17
+0.1%
$39.00
+10.9%
+8.9%$4.54B$1.15B11.803,051Earnings Report
News Coverage
ISBC
Investors Bancorp
2.3098 of 5 stars
$16.38
+0.8%
$16.40
+0.1%
+44.3%$4.06B$1.07B13.101,874Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
2.9765 of 5 stars
$23.24
+0.7%
$28.00
+20.5%
+6.6%$3.81B$787.75M11.682,018Dividend Increase
Analyst Downgrade
FHB
First Hawaiian
2.2181 of 5 stars
$28.19
+0.1%
$29.00
+2.9%
+18.1%$3.63B$780.14M13.552,100Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
PPBI
Pacific Premier Bancorp
2.7298 of 5 stars
$37.77
+0.7%
$46.67
+23.6%
+8.4%$3.57B$702.05M11.141,478Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
BOH
Bank of Hawaii
1.9198 of 5 stars
$85.68
+0.0%
$84.00
+2.0%
+7.2%$3.45B$730.83M14.882,022Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
CATY
Cathay General Bancorp
2.4015 of 5 stars
$44.59
+4.4%
$45.50
+2.0%
+22.3%$3.44B$743.39M12.021,205Earnings Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
ABCB
Ameris Bancorp
2.5898 of 5 stars
$48.89
+1.6%
$58.00
+18.6%
+21.1%$3.40B$1.17B8.752,671Earnings Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
CADE
Cadence Bancorporation
2.1812 of 5 stars
$30.79
+0.8%
$29.86
+3.0%
+67.0%$3.34B$1.14B11.164,596Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
IBTX
Independent Bank Group
2.3715 of 5 stars
$75.60
+1.3%
$85.00
+12.4%
+20.0%$3.25B$696.57M14.261,513Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
TCBI
Texas Capital Bancshares
1.9881 of 5 stars
$61.90
+0.1%
$74.81
+20.9%
+0.6%$3.13B$1.24B13.631,619Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
UCBI
United Community Banks
2.7431 of 5 stars
$35.00
+0.2%
$42.00
+20.0%
+14.4%$3.13B$714.10M11.362,406Short Interest ↓
AUB
Atlantic Union Bankshares
2.8964 of 5 stars
$40.54
+2.3%
$43.50
+7.3%
+18.3%$3.07B$784.94M11.991,879Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
CVBF
CVB Financial
1.9782 of 5 stars
$22.10
+0.8%
$23.00
+4.1%
+11.7%$3.00B$480.21M13.901,052Earnings Report
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
FBP
First BanCorp.
3.1781 of 5 stars
$14.52
+1.9%
$16.50
+13.6%
+56.5%$2.99B$804.21M12.103,317Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
INDB
Independent Bank
2.4315 of 5 stars
$82.87
+0.2%
$88.00
+6.2%
+8.1%$2.74B$513.51M17.781,432Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
COLB
Columbia Banking System
2.5165 of 5 stars
$34.53
+0.3%
$40.17
+16.3%
-14.7%$2.71B$622.31M11.282,187Analyst Revision
IBOC
International Bancshares
2.1365 of 5 stars
$41.60
+1.6%
N/A+9.5%$2.64B$577.59M10.752,456
SI
Silvergate Capital
2.7098 of 5 stars
$96.10
+3.0%
$195.75
+103.7%
+14.8%$2.55B$98.77M35.59217
HTH
Hilltop
2.5565 of 5 stars
$32.29
+5.1%
$32.70
+1.3%
+8.0%$2.55B$2.24B6.254,900Earnings Report
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
LOB
Live Oak Bancshares
2.4731 of 5 stars
$54.90
+1.6%
$95.00
+73.0%
+31.0%$2.38B$374.41M14.72630Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
FIBK
First Interstate BancSystem
3.1381 of 5 stars
$37.30
+0.7%
$45.50
+22.0%
-5.6%$2.32B$680.30M12.272,462Earnings Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
TOWN
TowneBank
2.3231 of 5 stars
$31.12
+0.0%
$28.00
+10.0%
+32.0%$2.26B$744.35M10.042,490Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
HTLF
Heartland Financial USA
2.5081 of 5 stars
$51.67
+0.6%
$60.00
+16.1%
+21.3%$2.18B$656.90M10.632,013Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Increase
SBCF
Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida
2.2531 of 5 stars
$36.69
+0.1%
$37.50
+2.2%
+16.4%$2.14B$348.61M17.56965Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
BANR
Banner
2.3498 of 5 stars
$61.36
+0.2%
$66.00
+7.6%
+34.6%$2.10B$617.76M11.302,116Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
TBK
Triumph Bancorp
2.0015 of 5 stars
$83.65
+2.2%
$116.52
+39.3%
+33.7%$2.10B$382.50M18.221,126Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
FBK
FB Financial
2.7881 of 5 stars
$43.96
+3.3%
$49.00
+11.5%
+14.7%$2.10B$613.25M11.101,852
RNST
Renasant
2.2348 of 5 stars
$36.03
+1.4%
$38.00
+5.5%
-6.1%$2.01B$733.66M11.972,524Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume
LKFN
Lakeland Financial
2.1398 of 5 stars
$79.36
+0.8%
$58.91
+25.8%
+32.8%$2.01B$239.95M21.11594Earnings Report
VBTX
Veritex
2.8215 of 5 stars
$39.61
+0.4%
$46.33
+17.0%
+53.8%$1.95B$369.19M16.37640Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
EGBN
Eagle Bancorp
2.1365 of 5 stars
$59.14
+0.4%
$45.00
+23.9%
+40.7%$1.89B$435.68M10.89515
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
2.5648 of 5 stars
$49.10
+1.2%
$58.00
+18.1%
+37.6%$1.88B$359.28M13.752,018Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
CUBI
Customers Bancorp
2.5164 of 5 stars
$57.83
+1.1%
$74.80
+29.3%
+169.5%$1.87B$645.04M7.58825Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
GWB
Great Western Bancorp
2.0415 of 5 stars
$31.38
+0.4%
$31.67
+0.9%
+37.9%$1.73B$491.71M8.551,706Earnings Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
SYBT
Stock Yards Bancorp
2.5065 of 5 stars
$59.32
+0.3%
$67.00
+12.9%
+39.2%$1.58B$199.77M21.19641Earnings Report
FBNC
First Bancorp
2.8631 of 5 stars
$43.20
+1.9%
$52.00
+20.4%
+28.0%$1.54B$319.03M11.311,118Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
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