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National Fuel Gas (NFG) Competitors

$54.63
+0.04 (+0.07%)
(As of 06/21/2024 ET)

NFG vs. ATO, SWX, UGI, NJR, CPK, NWN, OKE, NFE, UGP, and OGS

Should you be buying National Fuel Gas stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of National Fuel Gas include Atmos Energy (ATO), Southwest Gas (SWX), UGI (UGI), New Jersey Resources (NJR), Chesapeake Utilities (CPK), Northwest Natural (NWN), ONEOK (OKE), New Fortress Energy (NFE), Ultrapar Participações (UGP), and ONE Gas (OGS).

National Fuel Gas vs.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) and National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking, dividends, institutional ownership, media sentiment, valuation and risk.

Atmos Energy received 24 more outperform votes than National Fuel Gas when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.83% of users gave National Fuel Gas an outperform vote while only 64.43% of users gave Atmos Energy an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Atmos EnergyOutperform Votes
471
64.43%
Underperform Votes
260
35.57%
National Fuel GasOutperform Votes
447
65.83%
Underperform Votes
232
34.17%

Atmos Energy pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. National Fuel Gas pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Atmos Energy pays out 48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. National Fuel Gas pays out 39.3% 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. Atmos Energy has increased its dividend for 40 consecutive years and National Fuel Gas has increased its dividend for 55 consecutive years. National Fuel Gas is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Atmos Energy has a net margin of 24.65% compared to Atmos Energy's net margin of 23.84%. Atmos Energy's return on equity of 15.06% beat National Fuel Gas' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atmos Energy24.65% 9.01% 4.35%
National Fuel Gas 23.84%15.06%5.54%

Atmos Energy has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Fuel Gas has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Atmos Energy currently has a consensus target price of $129.17, indicating a potential upside of 11.07%. National Fuel Gas has a consensus target price of $68.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.47%. Given Atmos Energy's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe National Fuel Gas is more favorable than Atmos Energy.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atmos Energy
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
National Fuel Gas
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

In the previous week, Atmos Energy had 3 more articles in the media than National Fuel Gas. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Atmos Energy and 1 mentions for National Fuel Gas. National Fuel Gas' average media sentiment score of 1.32 beat Atmos Energy's score of 0.59 indicating that Atmos Energy is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Atmos Energy
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
National Fuel Gas
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

90.2% of Atmos Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of National Fuel Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Atmos Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of National Fuel Gas shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Atmos Energy has higher revenue and earnings than National Fuel Gas. National Fuel Gas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atmos Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Atmos Energy$4.28B4.10$885.86M$6.6717.43
National Fuel Gas$2.17B2.31$476.87M$5.0410.84

Summary

Atmos Energy beats National Fuel Gas on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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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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NFG vs. The Competition

MetricNational Fuel GasNatural gas distribution IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.02B$7.60B$12.33B$17.84B
Dividend Yield3.63%3.88%4.19%3.62%
P/E Ratio10.8418.4489.7421.75
Price / Sales2.311.7718.8014.45
Price / Cash5.657.0517.8819.18
Price / Book1.692.041.824.82
Net Income$476.87M$1.17B$560.23M$976.34M
7 Day Performance0.35%-0.68%-0.35%0.93%
1 Month Performance-0.98%-3.09%-1.03%-1.78%
1 Year Performance10.07%-9.08%0.07%9.91%

National Fuel Gas Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ATO
Atmos Energy
4.8638 of 5 stars
$116.29
+0.1%
$129.17
+11.1%
+0.3%$17.55B$4.28B17.435,019Positive News
SWX
Southwest Gas
3.7397 of 5 stars
$73.56
+2.1%
$75.00
+2.0%
+20.2%$5.27B$5.41B27.552,371News Coverage
Positive News
UGI
UGI
3.0005 of 5 stars
$22.46
-0.8%
$27.00
+20.2%
-15.5%$4.71B$8.93B-54.785,160Positive News
NJR
New Jersey Resources
2.645 of 5 stars
$41.86
-0.5%
$45.00
+7.5%
-10.9%$4.14B$1.96B16.551,350Positive News
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
4.0534 of 5 stars
$104.78
-0.7%
$109.80
+4.8%
-15.5%$2.33B$670.60M22.011,281Positive News
NWN
Northwest Natural
3.8912 of 5 stars
$35.45
+0.1%
$41.40
+16.8%
-18.0%$1.35B$1.20B15.551,380Analyst Upgrade
OKE
ONEOK
3.279 of 5 stars
$79.07
+1.2%
$84.25
+6.6%
+37.3%$46.15B$17.68B18.394,775
NFE
New Fortress Energy
3.7527 of 5 stars
$21.30
-3.4%
$39.17
+83.9%
-23.8%$4.52B$2.52B9.68677Positive News
UGP
Ultrapar Participações
2.8698 of 5 stars
$4.01
-1.7%
$4.37
+9.0%
+7.3%$4.47B$25.25B8.349,729Positive News
OGS
ONE Gas
3.1388 of 5 stars
$60.68
-0.2%
$65.06
+7.2%
-22.6%$3.43B$2.37B14.983,900Positive News

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This page (NYSE:NFG) was last updated on 6/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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