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Mercury General Competitors

$46.22
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$45.63
Now: $46.22
$46.51
50-Day Range
$40.15
MA: $42.29
$46.66
52-Week Range
$33.45
Now: $46.22
$53.97
Volume162,166 shs
Average Volume296,137 shs
Market Capitalization$2.56 billion
P/E Ratio10.67
Dividend Yield5.40%
Beta0.32

Competitors

Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) Vs. BRK.B, PGR, TRV, ALL, MKL, and ACGL

Should you be buying MCY stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "property & casualty insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to Mercury General, including (BRK.B) (BRK.B), The Progressive (PGR), The Travelers Companies (TRV), The Allstate (ALL), Markel (MKL), and Arch Capital Group (ACGL).

Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) and (BRK.B) (NYSE:BRK.B) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Mercury General and (BRK.B)'s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%
(BRK.B)14.54%5.25%2.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.9% of Mercury General shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.0% of (BRK.B) shares are held by institutional investors. 34.3% of Mercury General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of (BRK.B) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mercury General and (BRK.B)'s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78
(BRK.B)$254.62 billion2.15$81.42 billion$9.7823.84

(BRK.B) has higher revenue and earnings than Mercury General. Mercury General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than (BRK.B), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, (BRK.B) has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Mercury General and (BRK.B), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mercury General10001.00
(BRK.B)0000N/A

Summary

(BRK.B) beats Mercury General on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Progressive (NYSE:PGR) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

The Progressive pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Mercury General pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. The Progressive pays out 6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mercury General pays out 96.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. The Progressive has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Mercury General has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. Mercury General is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Progressive and Mercury General's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Progressive$39.02 billion1.34$3.97 billion$6.7213.30
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78

The Progressive has higher revenue and earnings than Mercury General. The Progressive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mercury General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

The Progressive has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.9% of The Progressive shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Mercury General shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of The Progressive shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 34.3% of Mercury General shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for The Progressive and Mercury General, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Progressive28412.27
Mercury General10001.00

The Progressive currently has a consensus price target of $91.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.35%. Given The Progressive's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe The Progressive is more favorable than Mercury General.

Profitability

This table compares The Progressive and Mercury General's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Progressive12.13%28.66%7.53%
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%

Summary

The Progressive beats Mercury General on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Travelers Companies and Mercury General's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Travelers Companies$31.58 billion1.09$2.62 billion$9.6014.17
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Mercury General. The Travelers Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mercury General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

The Travelers Companies has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Mercury General pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. The Travelers Companies pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mercury General pays out 96.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. The Travelers Companies has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years and Mercury General has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.3% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Mercury General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 34.3% of Mercury General shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for The Travelers Companies and Mercury General, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Travelers Companies311402.06
Mercury General10001.00

The Travelers Companies presently has a consensus price target of $124.7333, suggesting a potential downside of 8.30%. Given The Travelers Companies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe The Travelers Companies is more favorable than Mercury General.

Profitability

This table compares The Travelers Companies and Mercury General's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Travelers Companies5.81%7.20%1.68%
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%

Summary

The Travelers Companies beats Mercury General on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) and The Allstate (NYSE:ALL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mercury General and The Allstate's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78
The Allstate$44.68 billion0.71$4.85 billion$10.439.97

The Allstate has higher revenue and earnings than Mercury General. The Allstate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mercury General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mercury General and The Allstate, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mercury General10001.00
The Allstate04912.79

The Allstate has a consensus price target of $116.6429, suggesting a potential upside of 12.21%. Given The Allstate's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe The Allstate is more favorable than Mercury General.

Volatility & Risk

Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Allstate has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Mercury General pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. The Allstate pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Mercury General pays out 96.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. The Allstate pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mercury General has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and The Allstate has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Mercury General is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Mercury General and The Allstate's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%
The Allstate10.68%16.70%3.35%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.9% of Mercury General shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of The Allstate shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.3% of Mercury General shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of The Allstate shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

The Allstate beats Mercury General on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Markel (NYSE:MKL) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Markel and Mercury General's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Markel$9.53 billion1.46$1.79 billion$38.9125.88
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78

Markel has higher revenue and earnings than Mercury General. Mercury General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Markel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Markel has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Markel and Mercury General's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Markel5.29%2.41%0.68%
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.2% of Markel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.9% of Mercury General shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Markel shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 34.3% of Mercury General 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Markel and Mercury General, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Markel02202.50
Mercury General10001.00

Markel currently has a consensus target price of $1,133.3333, suggesting a potential upside of 12.55%. Given Markel's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Markel is more favorable than Mercury General.

Summary

Markel beats Mercury General on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) and Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Mercury General has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arch Capital Group has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mercury General and Arch Capital Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mercury General$3.97 billion0.64$320.09 million$2.6017.78
Arch Capital Group$6.93 billion1.97$1.64 billion$2.8211.90

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

Profitability

This table compares Mercury General and Arch Capital Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Mercury General6.47%13.57%4.09%
Arch Capital Group15.08%5.68%1.66%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.9% of Mercury General shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of Arch Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. 34.3% of Mercury General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Arch Capital Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mercury General and Arch Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Mercury General10001.00
Arch Capital Group03702.70

Arch Capital Group has a consensus target price of $40.90, indicating a potential upside of 21.91%. Given Arch Capital Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Arch Capital Group is more favorable than Mercury General.

Summary

Arch Capital Group beats Mercury General on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Mercury General Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
(BRK.B) logo
BRK.B
(BRK.B)
1.3$233.13-0.3%$546.63 billion$254.62 billion15.50
The Progressive logo
PGR
The Progressive
1.5$89.40-0.9%$52.35 billion$39.02 billion10.38Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
The Travelers Companies logo
TRV
The Travelers Companies
2.6$136.02-0.3%$34.46 billion$31.58 billion15.55Analyst Report
The Allstate logo
ALL
The Allstate
2.3$103.95-0.9%$31.61 billion$44.68 billion7.29Analyst Report
Markel logo
MKL
Markel
1.6$1,007.00-2.0%$13.87 billion$9.53 billion31.04
Arch Capital Group logo
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
1.8$33.55-3.0%$13.62 billion$6.93 billion12.03
Cincinnati Financial logo
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
2.2$78.53-1.3%$12.64 billion$7.92 billion16.19
W. R. Berkley logo
WRB
W. R. Berkley
2.0$64.96-1.4%$11.56 billion$7.90 billion36.29Analyst Report
Fidelity National Financial logo
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
2.0$36.99-0.2%$10.86 billion$7.93 billion10.88
Erie Indemnity logo
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
1.5$229.95-0.3%$10.62 billion$2.48 billion41.43
CNA Financial logo
CNA
CNA Financial
2.5$35.56-1.2%$9.65 billion$10.77 billion16.77
Old Republic International logo
ORI
Old Republic International
2.2$18.69-1.3%$5.68 billion$7.21 billion20.54Dividend Announcement
Heavy News Reporting
First American Financial logo
FAF
First American Financial
2.2$49.41-2.0%$5.52 billion$6.20 billion8.73Analyst Downgrade
RLI logo
RLI
RLI
2.0$101.39-1.5%$4.57 billion$1.00 billion39.45
AXIS Capital logo
AXS
AXIS Capital
1.7$52.66-1.6%$4.44 billion$5.17 billion-28.31Analyst Report
The Hanover Insurance Group logo
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
2.2$117.25-0.9%$4.37 billion$4.89 billion15.25
Selective Insurance Group logo
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
2.4$64.50-0.6%$3.86 billion$2.85 billion20.74
White Mountains Insurance Group logo
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
0.9$997.93-0.1%$3.10 billion$893.40 million32.18
Assured Guaranty logo
AGO
Assured Guaranty
2.1$32.35-3.1%$2.61 billion$963 million8.19
Hilltop logo
HTH
Hilltop
1.6$24.90-1.3%$2.25 billion$1.82 billion5.91
Stewart Information Services logo
STC
Stewart Information Services
1.9$43.54-1.3%$1.16 billion$1.94 billion9.81
Safety Insurance Group logo
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
1.7$75.25-0.3%$1.12 billion$877.75 million13.73Heavy News Reporting
AMERISAFE logo
AMSF
AMERISAFE
2.2$56.63-1.4%$1.09 billion$370.37 million11.87
ProAssurance logo
PRA
ProAssurance
1.8$17.43-0.7%$939.30 million$999.83 million-11.39
Employers logo
EIG
Employers
2.7$32.23-2.4%$935.35 million$784.80 million11.23
State Auto Financial logo
STFC
State Auto Financial
2.2$15.81-3.8%$693.08 million$1.41 billion-17.37
United Fire Group logo
UFCS
United Fire Group
1.8$23.91-1.8%$598.49 million$1.20 billion-6.50Dividend Cut
Universal Insurance logo
UVE
Universal Insurance
2.3$14.72-3.3%$461.24 million$939.35 million54.52
HCI Group logo
HCI
HCI Group
1.9$52.89-1.1%$422.17 million$242.47 million19.59
Donegal Group logo
DGICA
Donegal Group
2.6$14.43-0.1%$420.07 million$812.45 million7.89
Global Indemnity Group logo
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
1.6$26.86-1.3%$386.14 million$604.47 million13.63
Investors Title logo
ITIC
Investors Title
0.8$188.03-0.5%$355.75 million$183.50 million10.44
MBIA logo
MBI
MBIA
1.4$6.55-0.5%$353.23 million$280 million-0.76
Hallmark Financial Services logo
HALL
Hallmark Financial Services
1.5$3.40-0.0%$61.68 million$486.37 million-0.52
This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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