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NYSE:PCF

High Income Securities Fund Competitors

$8.38
-0.12 (-1.41 %)
(As of 03/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$8.13
Now: $8.38
$8.51
50-Day Range
$8.30
MA: $8.62
$9.05
52-Week Range
$4.70
Now: $8.38
$9.10
Volume134,478 shs
Average Volume106,302 shs
Market Capitalization$46.63 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield11.53%
Beta0.88

Competitors

High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) Vs. FT, JHS, NAZ, MUH, CEE, and MHF

Should you be buying PCF stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" are considered alternatives and competitors to High Income Securities Fund, including Franklin Universal Trust (FT), John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS), Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund (NAZ), BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II (MUH), The Central and Eastern Europe Fund (CEE), and Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund (MHF).

Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE:FT) and High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Franklin Universal Trust has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Franklin Universal Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. Franklin Universal Trust has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and High Income Securities Fund has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Franklin Universal Trust and High Income Securities Fund, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Franklin Universal Trust0000N/A
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Franklin Universal Trust and High Income Securities Fund's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Universal TrustN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Profitability

This table compares Franklin Universal Trust and High Income Securities Fund's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Franklin Universal TrustN/AN/AN/A
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

17.5% of Franklin Universal Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Franklin Universal Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

High Income Securities Fund beats Franklin Universal Trust on 3 of the 4 factors compared between the two stocks.

High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) and John Hancock Income Securities Trust (NYSE:JHS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and John Hancock Income Securities Trust's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Income Securities TrustN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Dividends

High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. John Hancock Income Securities Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. High Income Securities Fund has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. High Income Securities Fund is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and John Hancock Income Securities Trust's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A
John Hancock Income Securities TrustN/AN/AN/A

Volatility & Risk

High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, John Hancock Income Securities Trust has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.6% of John Hancock Income Securities Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for High Income Securities Fund and John Hancock Income Securities Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A
John Hancock Income Securities Trust0000N/A

Summary

High Income Securities Fund beats John Hancock Income Securities Trust on 4 of the 5 factors compared between the two stocks.

High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) and Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund (NYSE:NAZ) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income FundN/AN/AN/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.9% of Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund shares are owned by 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.

Dividends

High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. High Income Securities Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for High Income Securities Fund and Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A
Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund0000N/A

Volatility and Risk

High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

High Income Securities Fund beats Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund on 3 of the 4 factors compared between the two stocks.

High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) and BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II (NYSE:MUH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.4% of BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II shares are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II pays an annual dividend of $0.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. High Income Securities Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund IIN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for High Income Securities Fund and BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II0000N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund IIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Summary

High Income Securities Fund beats BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II on 3 of the 4 factors compared between the two stocks.

High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) and The Central and Eastern Europe Fund (NYSE:CEE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and The Central and Eastern Europe Fund's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A
The Central and Eastern Europe FundN/AN/AN/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of The Central and Eastern Europe Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of The Central and Eastern Europe Fund shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. The Central and Eastern Europe Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. High Income Securities Fund has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The Central and Eastern Europe Fund has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares High Income Securities Fund and The Central and Eastern Europe Fund's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
The Central and Eastern Europe FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Risk & Volatility

High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Central and Eastern Europe Fund has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for High Income Securities Fund and The Central and Eastern Europe Fund, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A
The Central and Eastern Europe Fund01002.00

Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund (NYSE:MHF) and High Income Securities Fund (NYSE:PCF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund has a beta of 0.21, meaning that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, High Income Securities Fund has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund and High Income Securities Fund's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Western Asset Municipal High Income FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Profitability

This table compares Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund and High Income Securities Fund's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Western Asset Municipal High Income FundN/AN/AN/A
High Income Securities FundN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund and High Income Securities Fund, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund0000N/A
High Income Securities Fund0000N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.7% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of High Income Securities Fund shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. High Income Securities Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and High Income Securities Fund has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

High Income Securities Fund beats Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund on 4 of the 4 factors compared between the two stocks.


High Income Securities Fund Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
FT
Franklin Universal Trust
0.8$7.40-0.7%$185.96 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
JHS
John Hancock Income Securities Trust
1.0$15.83-1.2%$184.37 millionN/A0.00Dividend Cut
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
NAZ
Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund
0.7$15.09-0.7%$174.61 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
MUH
BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund II
0.8$14.84-0.2%$168.29 millionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
CEE
The Central and Eastern Europe Fund
0.9$24.39-1.1%$163.55 millionN/A0.00High Trading Volume
Same-Store Sales Data
MHF
Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund
0.7$7.55-1.3%$163.33 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
CXE
MFS High Income Municipal Trust
0.3$5.14-0.8%$162.02 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
PFO
Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Opportunity Fund
0.3$12.59-0.5%$157.09 millionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
JHI
John Hancock Investors Trust
0.9$17.78-0.3%$154.81 millionN/A0.00Dividend Cut
Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
NNY
Nuveen New York Municipal Value Fund
0.7$9.60-0.6%$146.26 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
MNP
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund
0.8$14.94-0.5%$145.20 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
MGF
MFS Government Markets Income Trust
0.5$4.43-0.0%$144.36 millionN/A0.00Dividend Cut
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
PAI
Western Asset Investment Grade Income Fund
0.6$15.17-0.1%$143.93 millionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
NMT
Nuveen Massachusetts Quality Municipal Income Fund
0.7$14.13-0.8%$131.70 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
PCM
PCM Fund
0.9$11.33-0.3%$131.61 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
KSM
DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust
0.8$11.65-0.2%$130.53 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
MPV
Barings Participation Investors
0.8$12.21-0.0%$129.45 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
NIM
Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund
0.2$10.33-0.2%$128.56 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
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SPE
Special Opportunities Fund
0.8$14.61-0.5%$124.20 millionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
JEQ
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund
1.3$9.12-0.4%$122.28 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
DTF
DTF Tax-Free Income
0.6$14.29-0.3%$121.77 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
MFT
BlackRock MuniYield Investment Quality Fund
0.8$14.33-0.1%$121.51 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
GCV
The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund
0.9$6.26-1.6%$117.82 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
SWZ
The Swiss Helvetia Fund
0.9$8.88-1.6%$117.77 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
NMI
Nuveen Municipal Income Fund
0.6$11.27-0.1%$103.18 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
NXC
Nuveen California Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio
0.2$15.98-1.4%$101.51 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
CEV
Eaton Vance California Municipal Income Trust
0.3$13.16-0.0%$93.83 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
CXH
MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust
0.3$9.74-0.1%$88.73 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
EEA
The European Equity Fund
0.7$10.51-0.5%$79.32 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
DDF
Delaware Investments Dividend and Income Fund
0.5$9.78-0.1%$75.21 millionN/A0.00Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
VCF
Delaware Investments Colorado Municipal Income Fund
0.2$14.49-0.0%$70.09 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
MZA
BlackRock MuniYield Arizona Fund
0.3$14.36-0.1%$66.59 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
NXN
Nuveen New York Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio
0.6$14.15-1.1%$55.54 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
IRL
The New Ireland Fund
0.8$11.01-1.4%$54.16 millionN/A0.00Same-Store Sales Data
CIF
MFS Intermediate High Income Fund
0.8$2.55-0.0%$49.11 millionN/A0.00Dividend Cut
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
MFV
MFS Special Value Trust
0.8$6.09-0.5%$43.90 millionN/A0.00Dividend Cut
Increase in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
CUBA
The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund
0.9$5.92-2.9%$36.31 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
NOM
Nuveen Missouri Quality Municipal Income Fund
0.2$14.26-1.5%$33.44 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
MHE
BlackRock Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Trust
0.2$13.95-1.8%$33.05 millionN/A0.00Dividend Announcement
Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
EQS
Equus Total Return
0.6$1.79-3.9%$24.20 million$350,000.000.00Same-Store Sales Data
News Coverage
Gap Up
MXE
Mexico Equity & Income Fund
0.6$9.56-0.1%$17.07 millionN/A0.00Decrease in Short Interest
Same-Store Sales Data
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 3/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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