Brown & Brown (BRO) Competitors

$89.83
+0.43 (+0.48%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

BRO vs. AJG, AON, WTW, ERIE, RYAN, EQH, FCNCA, TROW, EQR, and IX

Should you be buying Brown & Brown stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Brown & Brown include Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), AON (AON), Willis Towers Watson Public (WTW), Erie Indemnity (ERIE), Ryan Specialty (RYAN), Equitable (EQH), First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA), T. Rowe Price Group (TROW), Equity Residential (EQR), and ORIX (IX). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Brown & Brown vs.

Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, community ranking, profitability, valuation and dividends.

In the previous week, Brown & Brown had 84 more articles in the media than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. MarketBeat recorded 102 mentions for Brown & Brown and 18 mentions for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s average media sentiment score of 1.00 beat Brown & Brown's score of 0.21 indicating that Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Brown & Brown
21 Very Positive mention(s)
14 Positive mention(s)
45 Neutral mention(s)
10 Negative mention(s)
6 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
12 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. received 139 more outperform votes than Brown & Brown when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.02% of users gave Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. an outperform vote while only 54.98% of users gave Brown & Brown an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Brown & BrownOutperform Votes
403
54.98%
Underperform Votes
330
45.02%
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.Outperform Votes
542
60.02%
Underperform Votes
361
39.98%

Brown & Brown has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Brown & Brown pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Brown & Brown pays out 16.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. pays out 48.6% 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.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has higher revenue and earnings than Brown & Brown. Brown & Brown is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brown & Brown$4.26B6.02$870.50M$3.2527.64
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.$10.07B5.59$969.50M$4.9452.16

71.0% of Brown & Brown shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.5% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. 17.0% of Brown & Brown shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Brown & Brown has a net margin of 21.09% compared to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s net margin of 10.27%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s return on equity of 18.94% beat Brown & Brown's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brown & Brown21.09% 16.43% 6.15%
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 10.27%18.94%3.71%

Brown & Brown presently has a consensus target price of $87.30, suggesting a potential downside of 2.82%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a consensus target price of $255.77, suggesting a potential downside of 0.74%. Given Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is more favorable than Brown & Brown.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brown & Brown
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.30
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.36

Summary

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. beats Brown & Brown on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BRO vs. The Competition

MetricBrown & BrownInsurance agents, brokers, & service IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$25.50B$17.42B$9.63B$18.05B
Dividend Yield0.58%2.50%6.41%3.43%
P/E Ratio27.6425.3548.3123.97
Price / Sales6.0228.003,595.1410.29
Price / Cash29.1326.2528.8620.14
Price / Book4.438.183.286.01
Net Income$870.50M$953.69M$1.00B$966.25M
7 Day Performance3.17%2.55%1.67%1.87%
1 Month Performance10.74%8.27%5.24%7.16%
1 Year Performance35.55%7.95%18.53%21.68%

Brown & Brown Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AJG
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
4.8513 of 5 stars
$250.78
+0.5%
$255.77
+2.0%
+19.8%$54.80B$10.07B50.7752,000Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↓
AON
AON
4.8236 of 5 stars
$287.83
-0.3%
$329.69
+14.5%
-9.2%$62.58B$13.38B22.5650,000
WTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
4.2903 of 5 stars
$253.89
+0.1%
$295.54
+16.4%
+13.5%$25.96B$9.48B25.4748,000
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
3.6686 of 5 stars
$394.17
-2.1%
N/A+73.7%$20.62B$3.27B42.576,556Short Interest ↓
Positive News
RYAN
Ryan Specialty
2.751 of 5 stars
$53.66
+1.0%
$54.25
+1.1%
+22.9%$13.98B$2.08B101.254,350
EQH
Equitable
4.4527 of 5 stars
$40.23
-0.2%
$40.10
-0.3%
+66.7%$13.08B$10.40B12.468,500
FCNCA
First Citizens BancShares
4.8064 of 5 stars
$1,738.09
-0.3%
$1,829.90
+5.3%
+34.0%$25.24B$12.09B9.6516,021
TROW
T. Rowe Price Group
4.6234 of 5 stars
$114.36
+1.5%
$112.10
-2.0%
+10.7%$25.54B$6.67B13.587,906Positive News
EQR
Equity Residential
4.3993 of 5 stars
$67.39
+1.0%
$67.04
-0.5%
+9.0%$25.58B$2.87B27.962,400Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
IX
ORIX
2.5693 of 5 stars
$106.81
-0.3%
N/A+22.9%$24.80B$19.50B12.4934,737Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
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This page (NYSE:BRO) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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