Ellington Financial (EFC) Competitors

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(As of 04/22/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Ellington Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Ellington Financial include Armada Hoffler Properties (AHH), Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP), Kennedy-Wilson (KW), Claros Mortgage Trust (CMTG), Seritage Growth Properties (SRG), Getty Realty (GTY), Five Point (FPH), Tejon Ranch (TRC), FRP (FRPH), and Angel Oak Mortgage REIT (AOMR). These companies are all part of the "real estate" industry.

Ellington Financial vs.

Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, media sentiment, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

In the previous week, Ellington Financial had 16 more articles in the media than Armada Hoffler Properties. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Ellington Financial and 1 mentions for Armada Hoffler Properties. Ellington Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.27 beat Armada Hoffler Properties' score of 0.15 indicating that Armada Hoffler Properties is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Armada Hoffler Properties
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Ellington Financial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Ellington Financial has a consensus price target of $13.95, suggesting a potential upside of 21.62%. Given Armada Hoffler Properties' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ellington Financial is more favorable than Armada Hoffler Properties.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Armada Hoffler Properties
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Ellington Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Armada Hoffler Properties received 111 more outperform votes than Ellington Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 68.48% of users gave Armada Hoffler Properties an outperform vote while only 56.97% of users gave Ellington Financial an outperform vote.

Armada Hoffler PropertiesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Ellington FinancialOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Armada Hoffler Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.82 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. Ellington Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.6%. Armada Hoffler Properties pays out -1,639.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ellington Financial pays out 173.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Armada Hoffler Properties has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Ellington Financial has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Armada Hoffler Properties. Armada Hoffler Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ellington Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Armada Hoffler Properties$667.16M1.42$8.29M-$0.05-214.66
Ellington Financial$107.72M9.06$84.81M$0.9012.74

Ellington Financial has a net margin of 78.53% compared to Ellington Financial's net margin of 1.12%. Armada Hoffler Properties' return on equity of 11.36% beat Ellington Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Armada Hoffler Properties1.12% 1.09% 0.30%
Ellington Financial 78.53%11.36%0.83%

Armada Hoffler Properties has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ellington Financial has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

66.4% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.6% of Ellington Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.7% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Ellington Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Ellington Financial beats Armada Hoffler Properties on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding EFC 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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EFC vs. The Competition

MetricEllington FinancialReal estate IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$975.64M$3.12B$8.55B$17.43B
Dividend Yield13.66%6.43%6.87%3.59%
P/E Ratio12.7423.9760.5624.90
Price / Sales9.0614.863,512.2310.11
Price / Cash6.7418.9727.8414.84
Price / Book0.661.602.244.95
Net Income$84.81M-$11.75M$995.95M$964.12M
7 Day Performance4.04%1.55%1.09%0.04%
1 Month Performance-1.59%-6.01%-1.61%-3.12%
1 Year Performance-8.53%-4.86%12.25%94.37%

Ellington Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Armada Hoffler Properties
2.3855 of 5 stars
N/A-8.9%$889.99M$667.16M-201.36164Positive News
Hudson Pacific Properties
4.5894 of 5 stars
+3.9%$807.38M$952.30M-4.18758Gap Down
4.0328 of 5 stars
Claros Mortgage Trust
2.3464 of 5 stars
-23.9%$1.19B$306.55M428.71N/ANews Coverage
Positive News
Seritage Growth Properties
2.0944 of 5 stars
+13.4%$517.87M$20.78M-3.2232Positive News
Getty Realty
2.9131 of 5 stars
-19.4%$1.41B$185.85M22.7032Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
Five Point
1.3896 of 5 stars
N/A+22.4%$449.32M$211.73M4.0490Gap Down
Tejon Ranch
0 of 5 stars
0 of 5 stars
N/A+4.5%$277.69M$41.51M53.1515Analyst Downgrade
Stock Split
News Coverage
Angel Oak Mortgage REIT
0.8253 of 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:EFC) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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