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Stock market today: Global shares mostly decline, while Tokyo again finishes at a record high
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DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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Delays in promised Western military aid to Ukraine are costing lives, the defense minister says
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Caribbean leaders meet with Haiti's prime minister. Foreign force deployment is on the agenda
What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024
Shocking Bank Secret of the Ultra-Rich (Ad)
Stock market today: Global shares mostly decline, while Tokyo again finishes at a record high
AT&T will give $5 to customers hit by cellphone network outage
S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
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Caribbean leaders meet with Haiti's prime minister. Foreign force deployment is on the agenda
What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024
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Stock market today: Global shares mostly decline, while Tokyo again finishes at a record high
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Employers (EIG) Competitors

$46.14
-0.19 (-0.41%)
(As of 02/23/2024 08:53 PM ET)

EIG vs. SAFT, AMSF, HCI, PRA, UFCS, UVE, DGICA, GBLI, MCY, and WTM

Should you be buying Employers stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Employers include Safety Insurance Group (SAFT), AMERISAFE (AMSF), HCI Group (HCI), ProAssurance (PRA), United Fire Group (UFCS), Universal Insurance (UVE), Donegal Group (DGICA), Global Indemnity Group (GBLI), Mercury General (MCY), and White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM). These companies are all part of the "property & casualty insurance" industry.

Employers vs.

Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Employers (NYSE:EIG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, community ranking, media sentiment and dividends.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Safety Insurance Group$891.54M1.41$46.56M$2.1140.27
Employers$850.90M1.39$118.10M$4.4710.32

In the previous week, Employers had 2 more articles in the media than Safety Insurance Group. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Employers and 8 mentions for Safety Insurance Group. Safety Insurance Group's average media sentiment score of 1.03 beat Employers' score of 0.75 indicating that Employers is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Safety Insurance Group
3 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Employers
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Employers has a net margin of 13.88% compared to Employers' net margin of 3.47%. Safety Insurance Group's return on equity of 10.54% beat Employers' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safety Insurance Group3.47% 2.83% 1.12%
Employers 13.88%10.54%2.82%

Employers received 140 more outperform votes than Safety Insurance Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.81% of users gave Employers an outperform vote while only 56.80% of users gave Safety Insurance Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Safety Insurance GroupOutperform Votes
142
56.80%
Underperform Votes
108
43.20%
EmployersOutperform Votes
282
62.81%
Underperform Votes
167
37.19%

Safety Insurance Group has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Employers has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Safety Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Employers pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Safety Insurance Group pays out 170.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Employers pays out 25.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Employers has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Employers has a consensus target price of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.20%. Given Safety Insurance Group's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Employers is more favorable than Safety Insurance Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safety Insurance Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Employers
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

79.7% of Safety Insurance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Employers shares are held by institutional investors. 4.2% of Safety Insurance Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Employers shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Employers beats Safety Insurance Group on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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EIG vs. The Competition

MetricEmployersFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.19B$39.62B$7.89B$17.38B
Dividend Yield2.43%2.50%10.76%3.57%
P/E Ratio10.3219.8758.8124.66
Price / Sales1.392.273,505.139.49
Price / Cash11.8742.0229.4117.56
Price / Book1.172.062.355.73
Net Income$118.10M$16.85M$791.15M$865.23M
7 Day Performance2.49%1.75%0.35%0.81%
1 Month Performance11.37%9.55%1.02%2.53%
1 Year Performance5.68%22.61%2.22%5.99%

Employers Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
2.2498 of 5 stars
$86.42
-0.8%
N/A+4.4%$1.29B$891.54M40.96538Upcoming Earnings
AMSF
AMERISAFE
3.0923 of 5 stars
$49.86
-0.8%
$58.00
+16.3%
-6.0%$956.32M$294.74M15.06354Dividend Increase
HCI
HCI Group
2.6034 of 5 stars
$97.61
-1.5%
$93.33
-4.4%
+92.2%$838.47M$499.56M22.49578Positive News
PRA
ProAssurance
4.1233 of 5 stars
$13.38
-0.7%
$19.00
+42.0%
-29.6%$681.97M$1.13B-22.301,083Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
UFCS
United Fire Group
1.6025 of 5 stars
$23.78
-2.2%
$18.00
-24.3%
-15.1%$600.80M$1.10B-20.151,091
UVE
Universal Insurance
4.5306 of 5 stars
$17.42
+0.6%
$21.00
+20.6%
+40.2%$508.49M$1.22B7.441,223Gap Up
DGICA
Donegal Group
1.0934 of 5 stars
$14.72
-0.5%
$15.00
+1.9%
-8.8%$489.44M$848.22M47.48873Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
0 of 5 stars
$28.03
-1.3%
N/A-0.7%$379.46M$628.53M18.20355Analyst Report
Gap Down
MCY
Mercury General
4.436 of 5 stars
$50.77
+0.2%
$33.00
-35.0%
+45.7%$2.81B$4.63B29.184,100High Trading Volume
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
2.3011 of 5 stars
$1,765.00
-2.5%
N/A+21.0%$4.52B$2.17B8.89803Dividend Announcement

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This page (NYSE:EIG) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff