AXIS Capital (AXS) Competitors

$62.25
+0.07 (+0.11%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)

AXS vs. THG, WTM, SIGI, RLI, MCY, CNA, CINF, ESGR, KMPR, and FIHL

Should you be buying AXIS Capital stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AXIS Capital include The Hanover Insurance Group (THG), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), RLI (RLI), Mercury General (MCY), CNA Financial (CNA), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Enstar Group (ESGR), Kemper (KMPR), and Fidelis Insurance (FIHL). These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

AXIS Capital vs.

The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) and AXIS Capital (NYSE:AXS) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, media sentiment, valuation, earnings, community ranking, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

86.6% of The Hanover Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of AXIS Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of The Hanover Insurance Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of AXIS Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

AXIS Capital has lower revenue, but higher earnings than The Hanover Insurance Group. AXIS Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hanover Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hanover Insurance Group$5.96B0.80$35.30M$0.94142.01
AXIS Capital$5.59B0.94$376.29M$4.0215.49

The Hanover Insurance Group currently has a consensus target price of $140.83, indicating a potential upside of 5.50%. AXIS Capital has a consensus target price of $67.33, indicating a potential upside of 8.17%. Given The Hanover Insurance Group's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AXIS Capital is more favorable than The Hanover Insurance Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Hanover Insurance Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
AXIS Capital
2 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

The Hanover Insurance Group has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AXIS Capital has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, AXIS Capital had 4 more articles in the media than The Hanover Insurance Group. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for AXIS Capital and 3 mentions for The Hanover Insurance Group. The Hanover Insurance Group's average media sentiment score of 0.53 beat AXIS Capital's score of 0.00 indicating that AXIS Capital is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
The Hanover Insurance Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
AXIS Capital
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

AXIS Capital has a net margin of 6.67% compared to AXIS Capital's net margin of 0.59%. The Hanover Insurance Group's return on equity of 19.25% beat AXIS Capital's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Hanover Insurance Group0.59% 2.44% 0.39%
AXIS Capital 6.67%19.25%2.96%

AXIS Capital received 2 more outperform votes than The Hanover Insurance Group when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.97% of users gave The Hanover Insurance Group an outperform vote while only 54.30% of users gave AXIS Capital an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
The Hanover Insurance GroupOutperform Votes
358
59.97%
Underperform Votes
239
40.03%
AXIS CapitalOutperform Votes
360
54.30%
Underperform Votes
303
45.70%

The Hanover Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. AXIS Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. The Hanover Insurance Group pays out 361.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AXIS Capital pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Hanover Insurance Group has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years. AXIS Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

AXIS Capital beats The Hanover Insurance Group on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AXS and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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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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AXS vs. The Competition

MetricAXIS CapitalFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.27B$39.80B$8.45B$17.45B
Dividend Yield2.86%4.12%10.16%3.59%
P/E Ratio15.4916.9058.6225.24
Price / Sales0.941.76286.4110.31
Price / Cash5.9017.9527.2314.95
Price / Book1.132.052.425.01
Net Income$376.29M$3.88B$997.39M$963.51M
7 Day Performance2.54%3.58%2.41%2.52%
1 Month Performance-1.00%1.19%-1.01%-1.85%
1 Year Performance10.71%54.13%13.19%90.34%

AXIS Capital Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
3.1105 of 5 stars
$129.16
+1.1%
$140.83
+9.0%
+10.1%$4.64B$5.99B137.414,800Upcoming Earnings
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
1.4694 of 5 stars
$1,709.10
+0.8%
N/A+12.9%$4.39B$2.17B8.61782
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
4.7588 of 5 stars
$101.88
+0.9%
$105.17
+3.2%
+7.2%$6.19B$4.23B17.482,650Upcoming Earnings
RLI
RLI
3.8865 of 5 stars
$137.98
+1.3%
$160.25
+16.1%
-0.8%$6.31B$1.51B20.841,099Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
MCY
Mercury General
4.3521 of 5 stars
$53.37
+2.6%
$33.00
-38.2%
+83.0%$2.96B$4.63B30.674,100Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CNA
CNA Financial
2.3014 of 5 stars
$43.25
+0.1%
$46.50
+7.5%
+12.6%$11.72B$13.30B9.766,300Analyst Revision
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
4.3211 of 5 stars
$117.07
+0.2%
$123.57
+5.6%
+14.2%$18.34B$10.01B10.035,426Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
ESGR
Enstar Group
0 of 5 stars
$282.18
+0.5%
N/A+21.2%$4.29B$1.43B4.13805Positive News
KMPR
Kemper
4.0647 of 5 stars
$56.37
+3.0%
$70.40
+24.9%
+6.4%$3.63B$4.94B-13.268,100
FIHL
Fidelis Insurance
2.3891 of 5 stars
$18.63
+1.5%
$18.44
-1.0%
N/A$2.20B$3.60B0.9877

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This page (NYSE:AXS) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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