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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

Black Hills (BKH) Competitors

$51.43
-0.60 (-1.15%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

BKH vs. OTTR, PNM, AQN, POR, ENIC, IDA, PAM, TAC, HE, and KEN

Should you be buying Black Hills stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Black Hills include Otter Tail (OTTR), PNM Resources (PNM), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), Portland General Electric (POR), Enel Chile (ENIC), IDACORP (IDA), Pampa Energía (PAM), TransAlta (TAC), Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE), and Kenon (KEN). These companies are all part of the "electric services" industry.

Black Hills vs.

Black Hills (NYSE:BKH) and Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, community ranking, earnings and media sentiment.

Otter Tail has a net margin of 21.81% compared to Black Hills' net margin of 11.25%. Otter Tail's return on equity of 21.64% beat Black Hills' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Hills11.25% 8.09% 2.73%
Otter Tail 21.81%21.64%9.41%

Black Hills has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Otter Tail has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Black Hills had 1 more articles in the media than Otter Tail. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Black Hills and 4 mentions for Otter Tail. Otter Tail's average media sentiment score of 1.75 beat Black Hills' score of 0.50 indicating that Otter Tail is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Black Hills
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Otter Tail
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

86.6% of Black Hills shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of Otter Tail shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Black Hills shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Otter Tail shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Black Hills received 122 more outperform votes than Otter Tail when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.10% of users gave Otter Tail an outperform vote while only 59.90% of users gave Black Hills an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Black HillsOutperform Votes
372
59.90%
Underperform Votes
249
40.10%
Otter TailOutperform Votes
250
60.10%
Underperform Votes
166
39.90%

Otter Tail has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Black Hills. Otter Tail is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Black Hills, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Black Hills$2.33B1.50$262.20M$3.9213.12
Otter Tail$1.35B2.77$294.19M$7.0012.81

Black Hills presently has a consensus price target of $55.80, indicating a potential upside of 8.50%. Otter Tail has a consensus price target of $68.00, indicating a potential downside of 24.17%. Given Black Hills' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Black Hills is more favorable than Otter Tail.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Hills
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.80
Otter Tail
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.50

Black Hills pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Otter Tail pays an annual dividend of $1.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Black Hills pays out 66.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Otter Tail pays out 26.7% 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.

Summary

Otter Tail beats Black Hills on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BKH vs. The Competition

MetricBlack HillsElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$3.51B$10.26B$12.73B$17.57B
Dividend Yield5.00%5.08%4.25%3.55%
P/E Ratio13.1211.0679.8521.95
Price / Sales1.5036.4619.496.67
Price / Cash6.6910.3718.5515.94
Price / Book1.061.511.875.86
Net Income$262.20M$276.53M$491.27M$863.03M
7 Day Performance-1.70%-0.13%-0.13%1.63%
1 Month Performance0.49%-0.08%-1.12%3.14%
1 Year Performance-17.41%-0.96%1.36%94.49%

Black Hills Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
OTTR
Otter Tail
1.7192 of 5 stars
$88.98
-1.3%
$68.00
-23.6%
+24.7%$3.71B$1.35B12.712,655Positive News
PNM
PNM Resources
4.903 of 5 stars
$37.60
+0.4%
$46.20
+22.9%
-24.8%$3.23B$1.94B36.511,500Analyst Revision
News Coverage
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
4.2599 of 5 stars
$5.91
-1.7%
$7.70
+30.3%
-23.0%$4.07B$2.77B-16.893,951Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
POR
Portland General Electric
3.736 of 5 stars
$40.98
+0.2%
$46.11
+12.5%
-15.5%$4.14B$2.92B17.592,873Analyst Downgrade
ENIC
Enel Chile
1.6568 of 5 stars
$3.03
+1.7%
N/A+21.9%$4.18B$5.43B2.732,158Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
IDA
IDACORP
4.5227 of 5 stars
$89.01
+0.4%
$96.00
+7.9%
-15.1%$4.51B$1.77B17.322,112Positive News
PAM
Pampa Energía
2.3433 of 5 stars
$42.06
-0.7%
$36.50
-13.2%
+32.1%$2.29B$1.83B4.041,907Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
TAC
TransAlta
2.6971 of 5 stars
$6.86
-0.4%
N/A-17.9%$2.12B$2.29B4.341,222Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.6993 of 5 stars
$13.30
+1.5%
$11.50
-13.5%
-70.2%$1.46B$3.68B7.353,756Short Interest ↓
KEN
Kenon
1.2892 of 5 stars
$25.57
+0.5%
N/A-6.2%$1.38B$573.96M-1.27288Short Interest ↓

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This page (NYSE:BKH) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff