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BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) Competitors

$11.77
+0.02 (+0.17%)
(As of 07/11/2024 ET)

MUA vs. GSBD, TY, RVT, GAB, STEW, CET, QQQX, GAM, MUC, and MFIC

Should you be buying BlackRock MuniAssets Fund stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of BlackRock MuniAssets Fund include Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD), Tri-Continental (TY), Royce Value Trust (RVT), The Gabelli Equity Trust (GAB), SRH Total Return Fund (STEW), Central Securities (CET), Nuveen Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund (QQQX), General American Investors (GAM), BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund (MUC), and MidCap Financial Investment (MFIC). These companies are all part of the "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" industry.

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund vs.

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (NYSE:MUA) and Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, community ranking, earnings, media sentiment, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays out 93.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Goldman Sachs BDC has higher revenue and earnings than BlackRock MuniAssets Fund.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
BlackRock MuniAssets FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Goldman Sachs BDC$224.55M7.76$195.87M$1.928.09

Goldman Sachs BDC has a net margin of 45.80% compared to BlackRock MuniAssets Fund's net margin of 0.00%. Goldman Sachs BDC's return on equity of 15.68% beat BlackRock MuniAssets Fund's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackRock MuniAssets FundN/A N/A N/A
Goldman Sachs BDC 45.80%15.68%7.07%

Goldman Sachs BDC has a consensus target price of $14.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.85%. Given Goldman Sachs BDC's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Goldman Sachs BDC is more favorable than BlackRock MuniAssets Fund.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Goldman Sachs BDC
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.00

Goldman Sachs BDC received 178 more outperform votes than BlackRock MuniAssets Fund when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 67.61% of users gave BlackRock MuniAssets Fund an outperform vote while only 56.26% of users gave Goldman Sachs BDC an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
BlackRock MuniAssets FundOutperform Votes
96
67.61%
Underperform Votes
46
32.39%
Goldman Sachs BDCOutperform Votes
274
56.26%
Underperform Votes
213
43.74%

20.4% of BlackRock MuniAssets Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.7% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of BlackRock MuniAssets Fund shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, BlackRock MuniAssets Fund had 1 more articles in the media than Goldman Sachs BDC. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for BlackRock MuniAssets Fund and 2 mentions for Goldman Sachs BDC. BlackRock MuniAssets Fund's average media sentiment score of 1.70 beat Goldman Sachs BDC's score of 0.26 indicating that BlackRock MuniAssets Fund is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
BlackRock MuniAssets Fund
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
Goldman Sachs BDC
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Goldman Sachs BDC has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Goldman Sachs BDC beats BlackRock MuniAssets Fund on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricBlackRock MuniAssets FundInvestment offices IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$455.03M$7.81B$9.65B$18.16B
Dividend Yield5.15%6.27%10.46%3.61%
P/E RatioN/A0.4456.3324.98
Price / SalesN/A22.593,463.7415.05
Price / CashN/A7.8928.4619.86
Price / BookN/A1.002.545.02
Net IncomeN/A$73.96M$1.01B$973.64M
7 Day Performance2.35%1.18%2.39%2.98%
1 Month Performance4.48%2.10%2.48%1.86%
1 Year Performance15.39%5.73%9.05%7.32%

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GSBD
Goldman Sachs BDC
0.3087 of 5 stars
0.31 / 5 stars
$15.45
flat
$14.00
-9.4%
+12.0%$1.73B$454.91M8.05N/AShort Interest ↑
TY
Tri-Continental
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$31.31
+0.2%
N/A+14.1%$1.69BN/A0.00N/ANews Coverage
RVT
Royce Value Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$14.33
-0.7%
N/A+6.8%$1.60BN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↑
GAB
The Gabelli Equity Trust
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$5.27
-0.9%
N/A-7.2%$1.59BN/A0.00N/AShort Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
STEW
SRH Total Return Fund
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$14.57
+0.3%
N/A+11.7%$1.42BN/A0.00N/APositive News
CET
Central Securities
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$44.23
+0.2%
N/AN/A$1.26BN/A0.00N/A
QQQX
Nuveen Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$25.63
+0.4%
N/A+3.8%$1.25B$328.48M0.00N/A
GAM
General American Investors
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$50.16
+0.4%
N/A+24.3%$1.20BN/A0.00N/AShort Interest ↑
High Trading Volume
MUC
BlackRock MuniHoldings California Quality Fund
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
$11.08
+0.3%
N/A+4.9%$1.06BN/A0.00147,000Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
MFIC
MidCap Financial Investment
0.4129 of 5 stars
0.41 / 5 stars
$15.50
+1.0%
$15.25
-1.6%
+22.2%$1.01B$276.52M8.86N/A

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This page (NYSE:MUA) was last updated on 7/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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