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QQQ   425.61
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DOW   38,612.24
QQQ   425.61
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BankUnited (BKU) Competitors

$27.05
-0.10 (-0.37%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)

BKU vs. CLBK, PFS, AX, BRKL, CFFN, TFSL, HTH, BMA, FRME, and UE

Should you be buying BankUnited stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BankUnited include Columbia Financial (CLBK), Provident Financial Services (PFS), Axos Financial (AX), Brookline Bancorp (BRKL), Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), TFS Financial (TFSL), Hilltop (HTH), Banco Macro (BMA), First Merchants (FRME), and Urban Edge Properties (UE). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

BankUnited vs.

Columbia Financial (NASDAQ:CLBK) and BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, community ranking, institutional ownership and media sentiment.

Columbia Financial presently has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.29%. BankUnited has a consensus target price of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.75%. Given Columbia Financial's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BankUnited is more favorable than Columbia Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Columbia Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
BankUnited
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.89

BankUnited received 257 more outperform votes than Columbia Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 68.66% of users gave Columbia Financial an outperform vote while only 56.92% of users gave BankUnited an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Columbia FinancialOutperform Votes
138
68.66%
Underperform Votes
63
31.34%
BankUnitedOutperform Votes
395
56.92%
Underperform Votes
299
43.08%

Columbia Financial has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BankUnited has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, BankUnited had 9 more articles in the media than Columbia Financial. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for BankUnited and 1 mentions for Columbia Financial. Columbia Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat BankUnited's score of 0.00 indicating that BankUnited is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Columbia Financial
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
BankUnited
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

BankUnited has a net margin of 9.19% compared to BankUnited's net margin of 8.54%. Columbia Financial's return on equity of 8.38% beat BankUnited's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Columbia Financial8.54% 4.96% 0.49%
BankUnited 9.19%8.38%0.59%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Columbia Financial$422.36M4.22$36.09M$0.3548.34
BankUnited$1.94B1.03$178.67M$2.3811.37

13.1% of Columbia Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.7% of BankUnited shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Columbia Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of BankUnited shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

BankUnited beats Columbia Financial on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BKU vs. The Competition

MetricBankUnitedFederal savings institutions IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$2.01B$2.40B$7.92B$17.22B
Dividend Yield3.96%3.53%10.39%3.56%
P/E Ratio11.3712.3058.3820.95
Price / Sales1.032.173,603.185.63
Price / Cash7.9213.2429.7017.90
Price / Book0.780.912.176.30
Net Income$178.67M$278.91M$792.87M$869.26M
7 Day Performance-1.85%-1.21%-0.71%-1.23%
1 Month Performance-9.35%-2.99%-0.52%1.52%
1 Year Performance-23.09%-11.49%3.78%76.11%

BankUnited Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CLBK
Columbia Financial
1.2888 of 5 stars
$17.11
-0.6%
$19.00
+11.0%
-18.3%$1.80B$422.36M48.89748
PFS
Provident Financial Services
4.6673 of 5 stars
$15.47
-1.0%
$21.00
+35.8%
-34.8%$1.17B$695.65M9.041,153
AX
Axos Financial
3.0516 of 5 stars
$53.15
-1.6%
$61.25
+15.2%
+10.4%$3.02B$1.28B7.841,455
BRKL
Brookline Bancorp
4.2136 of 5 stars
$9.91
-1.6%
$11.88
+19.8%
-25.7%$880.70M$609.22M11.52813
CFFN
Capitol Federal Financial
2.6528 of 5 stars
$5.90
+0.2%
$5.00
-15.3%
-29.5%$789.03M$-41,289,000.00-6.28592Positive News
TFSL
TFS Financial
0.7961 of 5 stars
$13.22
-1.2%
N/A-7.4%$3.71B$633.35M50.85995
HTH
Hilltop
4.7803 of 5 stars
$31.01
-0.6%
$32.00
+3.2%
-8.6%$2.02B$1.13B18.353,800Analyst Revision
BMA
Banco Macro
1.5508 of 5 stars
$32.48
+2.8%
N/A+65.9%$2.02B$738.95B5.877,796Upcoming Earnings
FRME
First Merchants
4.8879 of 5 stars
$34.04
-1.0%
$38.00
+11.6%
-17.8%$2.02B$999.49M9.102,124Positive News
UE
Urban Edge Properties
1.7887 of 5 stars
$17.08
-1.4%
$18.00
+5.4%
+12.0%$2.01B$416.92M8.06115Gap Down

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This page (NYSE:BKU) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff