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New Jersey Resources (NJR) Competitors

$41.82
-0.34 (-0.81%)
(As of 05/29/2024 ET)

NJR vs. SWX, NFG, UGI, CPK, NWN, OKE, ATO, BIPC, TLK, and EBR

Should you be buying New Jersey Resources stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of New Jersey Resources include Southwest Gas (SWX), National Fuel Gas (NFG), UGI (UGI), Chesapeake Utilities (CPK), Northwest Natural (NWN), ONEOK (OKE), Atmos Energy (ATO), Brookfield Infrastructure (BIPC), Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TLK), and Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás (EBR).

New Jersey Resources vs.

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) and New Jersey Resources (NYSE:NJR) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, earnings, profitability, risk, community ranking, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

New Jersey Resources has a net margin of 14.46% compared to New Jersey Resources' net margin of 3.56%. Southwest Gas' return on equity of 12.16% beat New Jersey Resources' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southwest Gas3.56% 6.71% 1.86%
New Jersey Resources 14.46%12.16%3.81%

New Jersey Resources received 45 more outperform votes than Southwest Gas when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 57.02% of users gave New Jersey Resources an outperform vote while only 51.49% of users gave Southwest Gas an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Southwest GasOutperform Votes
276
51.49%
Underperform Votes
260
48.51%
New Jersey ResourcesOutperform Votes
321
57.02%
Underperform Votes
242
42.98%

92.8% of Southwest Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of New Jersey Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Southwest Gas shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of New Jersey Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Southwest Gas has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Jersey Resources has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Southwest Gas currently has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. New Jersey Resources has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.71%. Given Southwest Gas' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe New Jersey Resources is more favorable than Southwest Gas.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southwest Gas
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
New Jersey Resources
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

New Jersey Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Southwest Gas. New Jersey Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Southwest Gas, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southwest Gas$5.43B0.98$150.89M$2.6727.78
New Jersey Resources$1.96B2.10$264.72M$2.5316.49

Southwest Gas pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. New Jersey Resources pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Southwest Gas pays out 92.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. New Jersey Resources pays out 66.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Southwest Gas has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years and New Jersey Resources has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years. New Jersey Resources is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

In the previous week, New Jersey Resources had 6 more articles in the media than Southwest Gas. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for New Jersey Resources and 2 mentions for Southwest Gas. New Jersey Resources' average media sentiment score of 1.70 beat Southwest Gas' score of 0.63 indicating that Southwest Gas is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southwest Gas
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
New Jersey Resources
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

New Jersey Resources beats Southwest Gas on 14 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricNew Jersey ResourcesNatural gas distribution IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.12B$7.79B$11.57B$17.48B
Dividend Yield3.94%3.70%4.19%3.53%
P/E Ratio16.4919.0692.3523.47
Price / Sales2.101.8127.4910.00
Price / Cash10.027.2622.4319.29
Price / Book1.892.511.825.82
Net Income$264.72M$1.23B$556.45M$975.91M
7 Day Performance-4.62%-2.55%-1.01%-1.86%
1 Month Performance-4.05%-4.93%2.81%1.20%
1 Year Performance-14.79%-5.36%3.40%22.01%

New Jersey Resources Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SWX
Southwest Gas
3.7625 of 5 stars
$76.19
-0.3%
$75.00
-1.6%
+30.3%$5.46B$5.43B28.542,371Positive News
NFG
National Fuel Gas
4.938 of 5 stars
$55.41
+0.4%
$68.00
+22.7%
+7.9%$5.09B$2.17B10.992,240Positive News
UGI
UGI
3.5448 of 5 stars
$24.06
-1.6%
$27.00
+12.2%
-14.3%$5.04B$7.65B-58.685,160
CPK
Chesapeake Utilities
4.3431 of 5 stars
$108.36
+0.6%
$109.50
+1.1%
-14.7%$2.41B$670.60M22.761,281Short Interest ↓
Positive News
NWN
Northwest Natural
4.3329 of 5 stars
$36.23
-1.4%
$41.40
+14.3%
-18.7%$1.38B$1.17B15.891,380Short Interest ↓
OKE
ONEOK
4.3466 of 5 stars
$80.85
+0.8%
$83.58
+3.4%
+41.3%$47.19B$17.68B18.804,775Positive News
ATO
Atmos Energy
4.5888 of 5 stars
$112.61
-0.5%
$127.17
+12.9%
-1.5%$16.99B$4.28B16.885,019Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
BIPC
Brookfield Infrastructure
1.9463 of 5 stars
$35.54
+1.5%
$42.00
+18.2%
-24.8%$4.69B$2.91B24.681,700Positive News
TLK
Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk
0 of 5 stars
$18.31
+0.3%
N/A-34.1%$16.49B$150.56T11.3723,064Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
EBR
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás
0.648 of 5 stars
$7.04
+0.3%
N/A-1.3%$16.20B$36.67B0.008,328Short Interest ↓

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This page (NYSE:NJR) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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