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Stifel Financial (SF) Competitors

$74.51
-0.68 (-0.90%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)

SF vs. PIPR, RJF, MKTX, JEF, FRHC, VIRT, HOOD, NMR, WF, and NNN

Should you be buying Stifel Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Stifel Financial include Piper Sandler Companies (PIPR), Raymond James (RJF), MarketAxess (MKTX), Jefferies Financial Group (JEF), Freedom (FRHC), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Robinhood Markets (HOOD), Nomura (NMR), Woori Financial Group (WF), and NNN REIT (NNN). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Stifel Financial vs.

Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE:PIPR) and Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and community ranking.

Stifel Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Piper Sandler Companies. Stifel Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Piper Sandler Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Piper Sandler Companies$1.35B2.50$85.49M$4.9438.58
Stifel Financial$4.35B1.76$522.54M$4.2817.41

Piper Sandler Companies received 95 more outperform votes than Stifel Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 57.44% of users gave Piper Sandler Companies an outperform vote while only 55.37% of users gave Stifel Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Piper Sandler CompaniesOutperform Votes
363
57.44%
Underperform Votes
269
42.56%
Stifel FinancialOutperform Votes
268
55.37%
Underperform Votes
216
44.63%

Stifel Financial has a net margin of 11.60% compared to Stifel Financial's net margin of 6.33%. Stifel Financial's return on equity of 13.27% beat Piper Sandler Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Piper Sandler Companies6.33% 13.27% 8.48%
Stifel Financial 11.60%12.32%1.50%

72.8% of Piper Sandler Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.0% of Stifel Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Piper Sandler Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Stifel Financial shares are held 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.

Piper Sandler Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Stifel Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Piper Sandler Companies pays out 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stifel Financial 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. Stifel Financial has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Stifel Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Piper Sandler Companies presently has a consensus target price of $181.50, indicating a potential downside of 4.77%. Stifel Financial has a consensus target price of $84.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.41%. Given Piper Sandler Companies' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Stifel Financial is more favorable than Piper Sandler Companies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Piper Sandler Companies
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Stifel Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

In the previous week, Piper Sandler Companies had 4 more articles in the media than Stifel Financial. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Piper Sandler Companies and 6 mentions for Stifel Financial. Piper Sandler Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Stifel Financial's score of 0.46 indicating that Stifel Financial is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Piper Sandler Companies
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Stifel Financial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Piper Sandler Companies has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stifel Financial has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Stifel Financial beats Piper Sandler Companies on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricStifel FinancialSecurity brokers & dealers IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.66B$23.03B$8.41B$17.50B
Dividend Yield2.21%2.70%10.58%3.53%
P/E Ratio17.4114.3758.6425.10
Price / Sales1.765.183,555.659.40
Price / Cash9.6216.6916.6117.55
Price / Book1.652.072.295.09
Net Income$522.54M$929.52M$1.02B$972.03M
7 Day Performance-3.25%-2.61%-1.69%-2.61%
1 Month Performance-0.61%-0.91%-2.00%-1.56%
1 Year Performance25.63%12.19%11.15%113.30%

Stifel Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PIPR
Piper Sandler Companies
1.6325 of 5 stars
$198.05
-1.4%
$181.50
-8.4%
+42.0%$3.50B$1.35B40.091,725Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
RJF
Raymond James
4.7961 of 5 stars
$128.09
-1.5%
$120.50
-5.9%
+33.1%$26.77B$12.99B16.0518,000Analyst Report
MKTX
MarketAxess
4.9488 of 5 stars
$226.50
+1.0%
$260.78
+15.1%
-36.9%$8.58B$752.55M33.07881Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
JEF
Jefferies Financial Group
4.6224 of 5 stars
$44.16
-0.7%
$43.33
-1.9%
+36.6%$9.36B$4.70B36.207,564Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
FRHC
Freedom
0.1521 of 5 stars
$69.10
+0.1%
N/A-4.9%$3.82B$795.69M0.003,689Short Interest ↑
VIRT
Virtu Financial
4.8215 of 5 stars
$20.64
-1.0%
$19.92
-3.5%
+8.6%$3.26B$2.29B14.74975Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
HOOD
Robinhood Markets
2.999 of 5 stars
$18.30
-1.4%
$16.73
-8.6%
+79.5%$16.00B$1.87B-30.502,200Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
NMR
Nomura
4.1117 of 5 stars
$6.20
-0.5%
N/A+62.9%$18.62B$9.89B22.9615,131
WF
Woori Financial Group
4.5191 of 5 stars
$31.36
-0.3%
N/A+11.8%$7.86B$17.78B4.2097Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Gap Down
NNN
NNN REIT
3.9237 of 5 stars
$42.65
+1.5%
$44.50
+4.3%
-4.7%$7.80B$828.11M19.7582

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