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Elevance Health (ELV) Competitors

-22.53 (-4.14%)
(As of 05/24/2024 08:49 PM ET)


Should you be buying Elevance Health stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Elevance Health include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), The Cigna Group (CI), Humana (HUM), Centene (CNC), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Oscar Health (OSCR), Alignment Healthcare (ALHC), Trupanion (TRUP), Clover Health Investments (CLOV), and NeueHealth (NEUE). These companies are all part of the "hospital & medical service plans" industry.

Elevance Health vs.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and Elevance Health (NYSE:ELV) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and media sentiment.

UnitedHealth Group has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Elevance Health has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

UnitedHealth Group currently has a consensus target price of $570.05, indicating a potential upside of 12.18%. Elevance Health has a consensus target price of $587.42, indicating a potential upside of 12.66%. Given UnitedHealth Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Elevance Health is more favorable than UnitedHealth Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UnitedHealth Group
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Elevance Health
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

UnitedHealth Group pays an annual dividend of $7.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Elevance Health pays an annual dividend of $6.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. UnitedHealth Group pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Elevance Health pays out 24.6% 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. UnitedHealth Group has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years and Elevance Health has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years. UnitedHealth Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

87.9% of UnitedHealth Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of Elevance Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of UnitedHealth Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Elevance Health shares are owned by 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.

In the previous week, UnitedHealth Group had 34 more articles in the media than Elevance Health. MarketBeat recorded 48 mentions for UnitedHealth Group and 14 mentions for Elevance Health. UnitedHealth Group's average media sentiment score of 0.96 beat Elevance Health's score of 0.47 indicating that Elevance Health is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
UnitedHealth Group
16 Very Positive mention(s)
8 Positive mention(s)
15 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Elevance Health
10 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

UnitedHealth Group has higher revenue and earnings than Elevance Health. Elevance Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UnitedHealth Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
UnitedHealth Group$371.62B1.26$22.38B$16.3631.06
Elevance Health$171.34B0.71$5.99B$26.4619.71

UnitedHealth Group has a net margin of 4.05% compared to UnitedHealth Group's net margin of 3.64%. Elevance Health's return on equity of 26.50% beat UnitedHealth Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UnitedHealth Group4.05% 26.50% 8.60%
Elevance Health 3.64%20.62%7.35%

UnitedHealth Group received 838 more outperform votes than Elevance Health when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 80.51% of users gave UnitedHealth Group an outperform vote while only 66.64% of users gave Elevance Health an outperform vote.

UnitedHealth GroupOutperform Votes
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Elevance HealthOutperform Votes
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UnitedHealth Group beats Elevance Health on 13 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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ELV vs. The Competition

MetricElevance HealthHospital & medical service plans IndustryMedical SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$121.19B$66.07B$5.18B$17.90B
Dividend Yield1.25%1.36%2.78%3.53%
P/E Ratio19.7122.11125.2025.26
Price / Sales0.710.552,509.0410.24
Price / Cash12.6410.1936.3519.29
Price / Book2.983.955.425.91
Net Income$5.99B$3.04B$106.34M$976.87M
7 Day Performance-4.80%-1.99%-1.31%-1.53%
1 Month Performance-2.95%10.16%2.71%4.68%
1 Year Performance16.94%25.63%4.85%23.54%

Elevance Health Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
UnitedHealth Group
4.9785 of 5 stars
The Cigna Group
4.9254 of 5 stars
+36.3%$94.48B$195.27B27.3172,500Analyst Revision
Positive News
4.9454 of 5 stars
-29.7%$42.09B$106.37B21.7567,600Positive News
4.8037 of 5 stars
Molina Healthcare
4.7475 of 5 stars
+21.6%$19.46B$34.07B18.02123,123Insider Selling
Oscar Health
1.5325 of 5 stars
Alignment Healthcare
1.9882 of 5 stars
+16.2%$1.37B$1.82B-8.521,536Gap Up
2.4805 of 5 stars
Clover Health Investments
1.628 of 5 stars
+5.4%$496.44M$2.03B-2.94552Analyst Revision
2.0146 of 5 stars

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This page (NYSE:ELV) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by Staff

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