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Loews (L) Competitors

$73.90
+0.09 (+0.12%)
(As of 05:12 PM ET)

L vs. AFG, HIG, AIG, CINF, CNA, WRB, RNR, KNSL, RLI, and SIGI

Should you be buying Loews stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Loews include American Financial Group (AFG), The Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), American International Group (AIG), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), CNA Financial (CNA), W. R. Berkley (WRB), RenaissanceRe (RNR), Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL), RLI (RLI), and Selective Insurance Group (SIGI). These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

Loews vs.

Loews (NYSE:L) and American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, earnings, profitability, media sentiment, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

In the previous week, Loews had 7 more articles in the media than American Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 12 mentions for Loews and 5 mentions for American Financial Group. American Financial Group's average media sentiment score of 0.88 beat Loews' score of 0.56 indicating that American Financial Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Loews
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
American Financial Group
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Loews has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Financial Group has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

American Financial Group received 50 more outperform votes than Loews when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 60.67% of users gave Loews an outperform vote while only 60.26% of users gave American Financial Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
LoewsOutperform Votes
270
60.67%
Underperform Votes
175
39.33%
American Financial GroupOutperform Votes
320
60.26%
Underperform Votes
211
39.74%

American Financial Group has a net margin of 10.89% compared to Loews' net margin of 9.02%. American Financial Group's return on equity of 22.14% beat Loews' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Loews9.02% 9.18% 1.85%
American Financial Group 10.89%22.14%3.03%

Loews currently has a consensus target price of $170.00, suggesting a potential upside of 129.76%. American Financial Group has a consensus target price of $133.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.14%. Given Loews' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Loews is more favorable than American Financial Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Loews
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
American Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Loews$15.90B1.03$1.43B$6.3011.71
American Financial Group$7.83B1.37$852M$10.0512.71

58.3% of Loews shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of American Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.3% of Loews shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of American Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. American Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Loews pays out 4.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Financial Group pays out 28.3% 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.

Summary

American Financial Group beats Loews on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricLoewsFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$16.39B$39.75B$8.09B$17.36B
Dividend Yield0.33%3.29%10.57%3.54%
P/E Ratio11.7114.5759.6422.87
Price / Sales1.031.543,646.499.26
Price / Cash9.3820.3028.2017.55
Price / Book1.002.052.255.11
Net Income$1.43B$3.97B$1.00B$971.52M
7 Day Performance-3.78%-3.11%-1.38%-2.23%
1 Month Performance-3.21%0.32%-1.76%-0.79%
1 Year Performance30.34%53.04%11.64%115.54%

Loews Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AFG
American Financial Group
4.0099 of 5 stars
$131.04
-1.8%
$133.50
+1.9%
+5.7%$10.99B$7.73B13.048,500Short Interest ↓
HIG
The Hartford Financial Services Group
4.4036 of 5 stars
$98.87
-3.8%
$97.88
-1.0%
+37.9%$29.39B$24.53B12.3718,700Analyst Report
Short Interest ↑
AIG
American International Group
4.8957 of 5 stars
$75.52
-3.0%
$74.78
-1.0%
+44.8%$51.43B$46.80B15.1325,200Analyst Report
Options Volume
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
4.202 of 5 stars
$119.88
-1.7%
$117.57
-1.9%
+7.4%$19.10B$10.01B10.275,426Analyst Report
CNA
CNA Financial
2.1455 of 5 stars
$44.10
+0.1%
$45.50
+3.2%
+11.3%$11.95B$13.30B9.956,300Analyst Report
WRB
W. R. Berkley
4.6433 of 5 stars
$83.74
-3.6%
$84.11
+0.4%
+30.2%$21.48B$12.14B16.558,329Analyst Report
News Coverage
RNR
RenaissanceRe
3.9833 of 5 stars
$220.46
-1.1%
$246.11
+11.6%
+5.7%$11.62B$9.13B4.30925Analyst Report
KNSL
Kinsale Capital Group
3.4953 of 5 stars
$450.43
-1.9%
$510.00
+13.2%
+44.4%$10.45B$1.22B34.10561
RLI
RLI
4.1426 of 5 stars
$141.64
-1.3%
$157.67
+11.3%
+4.2%$6.47B$1.51B21.401,099Analyst Report
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
4.3153 of 5 stars
$103.57
-1.6%
$105.17
+1.5%
+6.0%$6.30B$4.23B17.772,650Analyst Revision
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