First American Financial (FAF) Competitors

$57.53
+0.25 (+0.44%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

FAF vs. STC, FNF, SNV, JXN, SIGI, AXS, ESNT, OMF, AIRC, and ONB

Should you be buying First American Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of First American Financial include Stewart Information Services (STC), Fidelity National Financial (FNF), Synovus Financial (SNV), Jackson Financial (JXN), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), AXIS Capital (AXS), Essent Group (ESNT), OneMain (OMF), Apartment Income REIT (AIRC), and Old National Bancorp (ONB). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

First American Financial vs.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) and First American Financial (NYSE:FAF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, community ranking, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Stewart Information Services pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. First American Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Stewart Information Services pays out 125.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. First American Financial pays out 101.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Stewart Information Services has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and First American Financial has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. First American Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

First American Financial has a net margin of 3.64% compared to First American Financial's net margin of 1.83%. Stewart Information Services' return on equity of 8.17% beat First American Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stewart Information Services1.83% 4.69% 2.39%
First American Financial 3.64%8.17%2.51%

First American Financial received 84 more outperform votes than Stewart Information Services when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.57% of users gave First American Financial an outperform vote while only 52.47% of users gave Stewart Information Services an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Stewart Information ServicesOutperform Votes
191
52.47%
Underperform Votes
173
47.53%
First American FinancialOutperform Votes
275
60.57%
Underperform Votes
179
39.43%

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Stewart Information Services$2.26B0.79$30.44M$1.5242.53
First American Financial$6.00B0.99$216.80M$2.0927.53

In the previous week, First American Financial had 14 more articles in the media than Stewart Information Services. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for First American Financial and 3 mentions for Stewart Information Services. First American Financial's average media sentiment score of 1.18 beat Stewart Information Services' score of 0.41 indicating that Stewart Information Services is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Stewart Information Services
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
First American Financial
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

96.9% of Stewart Information Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of First American Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Stewart Information Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of First American Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Stewart Information Services has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First American Financial has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Stewart Information Services currently has a consensus target price of $69.33, indicating a potential upside of 7.24%. First American Financial has a consensus target price of $67.75, indicating a potential upside of 17.76%. Given Stewart Information Services' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe First American Financial is more favorable than Stewart Information Services.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stewart Information Services
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
First American Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Summary

First American Financial beats Stewart Information Services on 17 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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FAF vs. The Competition

MetricFirst American FinancialTitle insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.97B$4.49B$10.00B$18.05B
Dividend Yield3.70%2.87%5.86%3.44%
P/E Ratio27.5324.9039.9726.22
Price / Sales0.990.93289.1311.61
Price / Cash9.9411.6317.1119.45
Price / Book1.241.403.356.01
Net Income$216.80M$132.30M$1.03B$966.65M
7 Day Performance2.71%1.38%1.71%1.85%
1 Month Performance1.66%3.37%4.58%6.59%
1 Year Performance3.19%19.75%18.38%23.69%

First American Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
STC
Stewart Information Services
2.7664 of 5 stars
$63.31
+0.5%
$69.33
+9.5%
+1,182.7%$1.74B$2.26B41.656,800Positive News
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
4.8976 of 5 stars
$51.96
+1.1%
$55.80
+7.4%
+48.7%$14.05B$12.35B17.091,200Short Interest ↓
SNV
Synovus Financial
4.5164 of 5 stars
$39.95
+1.1%
$41.50
+3.9%
+43.0%$5.85B$3.45B13.684,879Positive News
JXN
Jackson Financial
3.1367 of 5 stars
$75.74
+0.5%
$61.80
-18.4%
+157.9%$5.86B$3.16B2.003,840Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
4.566 of 5 stars
$96.80
-0.3%
$105.17
+8.6%
-3.6%$5.88B$4.40B17.102,650Ex-Dividend
Positive News
AXS
AXIS Capital
4.1223 of 5 stars
$70.43
-0.4%
$68.33
-3.0%
+28.1%$5.96B$5.64B10.772,048Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ESNT
Essent Group
4.5751 of 5 stars
$56.17
-0.3%
$58.75
+4.6%
+25.8%$5.99B$1.16B8.50536
OMF
OneMain
4.9435 of 5 stars
$50.27
-0.9%
$54.62
+8.6%
+32.6%$6.02B$4.32B9.809,100Insider Selling
Positive News
AIRC
Apartment Income REIT
3.4702 of 5 stars
$38.67
flat
$36.59
-5.4%
+10.3%$5.61B$820.04M9.14760
ONB
Old National Bancorp
3.8851 of 5 stars
$17.56
+1.3%
$18.86
+7.4%
+35.0%$5.60B$2.54B9.493,940Dividend Announcement

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This page (NYSE:FAF) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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