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Stewart Information Services (STC) Competitors

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(As of 06/21/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Stewart Information Services stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Stewart Information Services include RLI (RLI), AXIS Capital (AXS), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), First American Financial (FAF), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), The Hanover Insurance Group (THG), Assured Guaranty (AGO), Mercury General (MCY), Hilltop (HTH), and Safety Insurance Group (SAFT). These companies are all part of the "property & casualty insurance" industry.

Stewart Information Services vs.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) and RLI (NYSE:RLI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and community ranking.

RLI has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Stewart Information Services. RLI is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stewart Information Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Stewart Information Services$2.26B0.75$30.44M$1.5240.44

RLI has a net margin of 20.96% compared to Stewart Information Services' net margin of 1.83%. RLI's return on equity of 17.24% beat Stewart Information Services' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stewart Information Services1.83% 4.69% 2.39%
RLI 20.96%17.24%4.66%

96.9% of Stewart Information Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of RLI shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Stewart Information Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of RLI shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

RLI received 70 more outperform votes than Stewart Information Services when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 55.72% of users gave RLI an outperform vote while only 52.73% of users gave Stewart Information Services an outperform vote.

Stewart Information ServicesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
RLIOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Stewart Information Services has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RLI has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, RLI had 2 more articles in the media than Stewart Information Services. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for RLI and 5 mentions for Stewart Information Services. RLI's average media sentiment score of 1.08 beat Stewart Information Services' score of 0.29 indicating that RLI is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Stewart Information Services
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Stewart Information Services pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. RLI pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Stewart Information Services pays out 125.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. RLI pays out 16.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Stewart Information Services presently has a consensus price target of $69.33, suggesting a potential upside of 12.79%. RLI has a consensus price target of $165.75, suggesting a potential upside of 17.30%. Given RLI's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RLI is more favorable than Stewart Information Services.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stewart Information Services
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)


RLI beats Stewart Information Services on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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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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STC vs. The Competition

MetricStewart Information ServicesTitle insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.70B$4.25B$9.60B$17.71B
Dividend Yield3.07%2.99%10.13%3.62%
P/E Ratio40.4423.9042.2024.44
Price / Sales0.750.90187.9614.62
Price / Cash13.0911.5528.4719.18
Price / Book1.221.372.284.82
Net Income$30.44M$132.30M$1.02B$976.34M
7 Day Performance-0.08%1.08%0.08%0.93%
1 Month Performance-3.01%1.86%-1.11%-1.78%
1 Year Performance49.14%26.31%9.30%9.91%

Stewart Information Services Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
4.5524 of 5 stars
+8.5%$6.47B$1.51B19.551,099Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Positive News
AXIS Capital
4.7691 of 5 stars
Selective Insurance Group
4.7315 of 5 stars
-5.0%$5.59B$4.23B16.242,650Analyst Revision
Positive News
First American Financial
4.9436 of 5 stars
-5.1%$5.51B$6.00B25.4219,210News Coverage
White Mountains Insurance Group
1.9764 of 5 stars
N/A+33.2%$4.69B$2.17B8.25782Positive News
The Hanover Insurance Group
3.7722 of 5 stars
+10.1%$4.35B$6.07B27.124,800News Coverage
Assured Guaranty
4.3543 of 5 stars
+42.7%$4.23B$1.01B6.00350News Coverage
Positive News
Mercury General
3.7634 of 5 stars
4.5168 of 5 stars
Safety Insurance Group
1.9669 of 5 stars
N/A+6.5%$1.12B$930.96M21.79539Positive News

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This page (NYSE:STC) was last updated on 6/23/2024 by Staff

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