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The Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) Competitors

$95.88
+1.36 (+1.44%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

HIG vs. L, AFG, AIG, ACGL, WRB, CINF, EG, ALL, CNA, and KNSL

Should you be buying The Hartford Financial Services Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of The Hartford Financial Services Group include Loews (L), American Financial Group (AFG), American International Group (AIG), Arch Capital Group (ACGL), W. R. Berkley (WRB), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Everest Group (EG), Allstate (ALL), CNA Financial (CNA), and Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL). These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

The Hartford Financial Services Group vs.

The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) and Loews (NYSE:L) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, community ranking, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

The Hartford Financial Services Group has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loews has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

The Hartford Financial Services Group received 369 more outperform votes than Loews when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.84% of users gave The Hartford Financial Services Group an outperform vote while only 60.67% of users gave Loews an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
The Hartford Financial Services GroupOutperform Votes
639
66.84%
Underperform Votes
317
33.16%
LoewsOutperform Votes
270
60.67%
Underperform Votes
175
39.33%

The Hartford Financial Services Group has a net margin of 10.21% compared to Loews' net margin of 9.02%. The Hartford Financial Services Group's return on equity of 19.82% beat Loews' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Hartford Financial Services Group10.21% 19.82% 3.72%
Loews 9.02%9.18%1.85%

In the previous week, The Hartford Financial Services Group had 7 more articles in the media than Loews. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for The Hartford Financial Services Group and 10 mentions for Loews. Loews' average media sentiment score of 0.89 beat The Hartford Financial Services Group's score of 0.84 indicating that Loews is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
The Hartford Financial Services Group
8 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Loews
5 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

The Hartford Financial Services Group pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. The Hartford Financial Services Group pays out 23.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Loews pays out 4.0% 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.

The Hartford Financial Services Group presently has a consensus price target of $90.60, suggesting a potential downside of 5.51%. Loews has a consensus price target of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 126.09%. Given Loews' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Loews is more favorable than The Hartford Financial Services Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Hartford Financial Services Group
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.53
Loews
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

The Hartford Financial Services Group has higher revenue and earnings than Loews. Loews is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hartford Financial Services Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hartford Financial Services Group$24.53B1.18$2.50B$7.9912.00
Loews$15.90B1.05$1.43B$6.3011.93

90.8% of The Hartford Financial Services Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of Loews shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of The Hartford Financial Services Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of Loews shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

The Hartford Financial Services Group beats Loews on 15 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HIG vs. The Competition

MetricThe Hartford Financial Services GroupFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$28.84B$41.20B$8.63B$17.63B
Dividend Yield1.99%2.48%10.17%3.57%
P/E Ratio12.0019.4748.0524.82
Price / Sales1.181.653,639.267.31
Price / Cash10.0242.2430.0517.54
Price / Book1.922.112.446.10
Net Income$2.50B$42.44M$816.25M$870.05M
7 Day Performance3.03%1.60%-0.27%-0.34%
1 Month Performance10.95%9.92%-0.32%2.47%
1 Year Performance22.97%19.93%5.06%89.24%

The Hartford Financial Services Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
L
Loews
4.2954 of 5 stars
$73.87
-0.6%
$170.00
+130.1%
+23.9%$16.52B$15.68B11.7312,280Ex-Dividend
AFG
American Financial Group
4.0522 of 5 stars
$123.59
+0.1%
$128.75
+4.2%
-3.2%$10.35B$7.83B12.306,900Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
AIG
American International Group
4.8489 of 5 stars
$68.13
-2.7%
$72.35
+6.2%
+18.2%$46.39B$46.80B13.6525,200Analyst Downgrade
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
4.3307 of 5 stars
$85.37
-0.9%
$94.46
+10.6%
+27.7%$31.86B$13.63B7.355,800Analyst Upgrade
WRB
W. R. Berkley
4.6955 of 5 stars
$81.98
-0.8%
$83.56
+1.9%
+28.7%$21.14B$12.14B16.208,186
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
4.5238 of 5 stars
$110.94
-0.8%
$113.67
+2.5%
-8.3%$17.41B$10.01B9.515,148Positive News
EG
Everest Group
4.3156 of 5 stars
$368.11
+0.1%
$434.67
+18.1%
N/A$15.97B$14.59B6.162,428News Coverage
ALL
Allstate
4.8433 of 5 stars
$159.72
-1.3%
$159.12
-0.4%
+20.7%$41.80B$57.09B-128.8154,500Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
CNA
CNA Financial
2.9337 of 5 stars
$44.32
-0.3%
$45.50
+2.7%
+1.7%$12.01B$13.30B10.006,300Analyst Revision
KNSL
Kinsale Capital Group
3.2348 of 5 stars
$496.46
-1.7%
$422.14
-15.0%
+58.1%$11.50B$1.22B37.58457Earnings Report
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This page (NYSE:HIG) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff