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Sun Communities (SUI) Competitors

$122.72
+0.45 (+0.37%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)

SUI vs. MAA, UDR, ESS, ELS, CPT, EQR, AVB, DOC, AMH, and HST

Should you be buying Sun Communities stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Sun Communities include Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA), UDR (UDR), Essex Property Trust (ESS), Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), Camden Property Trust (CPT), Equity Residential (EQR), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), Healthpeak Properties (DOC), American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), and Host Hotels & Resorts (HST). These companies are all part of the "real estate investment trusts" industry.

Sun Communities vs.

Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA) and Sun Communities (NYSE:SUI) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and profitability.

Mid-America Apartment Communities received 107 more outperform votes than Sun Communities when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.37% of users gave Sun Communities an outperform vote while only 60.73% of users gave Mid-America Apartment Communities an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Mid-America Apartment CommunitiesOutperform Votes
501
60.73%
Underperform Votes
324
39.27%
Sun CommunitiesOutperform Votes
394
61.37%
Underperform Votes
248
38.63%

Mid-America Apartment Communities pays an annual dividend of $5.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Sun Communities pays an annual dividend of $3.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Mid-America Apartment Communities pays out 123.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Sun Communities pays out 324.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Mid-America Apartment Communities has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years and Sun Communities has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Mid-America Apartment Communities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Mid-America Apartment Communities has a net margin of 25.92% compared to Mid-America Apartment Communities' net margin of 4.46%. Sun Communities' return on equity of 8.90% beat Mid-America Apartment Communities' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mid-America Apartment Communities25.92% 8.90% 4.90%
Sun Communities 4.46%1.87%0.84%

Mid-America Apartment Communities currently has a consensus price target of $144.18, indicating a potential upside of 5.65%. Sun Communities has a consensus price target of $136.27, indicating a potential upside of 11.04%. Given Mid-America Apartment Communities' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sun Communities is more favorable than Mid-America Apartment Communities.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mid-America Apartment Communities
2 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.13
Sun Communities
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.55

In the previous week, Mid-America Apartment Communities had 10 more articles in the media than Sun Communities. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Mid-America Apartment Communities and 4 mentions for Sun Communities. Mid-America Apartment Communities' average media sentiment score of 1.53 beat Sun Communities' score of 0.79 indicating that Sun Communities is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Mid-America Apartment Communities
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Sun Communities
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

93.6% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.6% of Sun Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Sun Communities shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Mid-America Apartment Communities has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sun Communities has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Mid-America Apartment Communities has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sun Communities. Mid-America Apartment Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sun Communities, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Mid-America Apartment Communities$2.15B7.42$552.81M$4.7728.61
Sun Communities$3.22B4.74-$201M$1.16105.79

Summary

Mid-America Apartment Communities beats Sun Communities on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricSun CommunitiesReal estate investment trusts IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$15.29B$6.65B$9.48B$18.16B
Dividend Yield3.07%6.80%10.34%3.43%
P/E Ratio105.7938.7144.8326.10
Price / Sales4.746.33262.2010.75
Price / Cash19.0813.9829.4015.96
Price / Book2.052.282.585.17
Net Income-$201M$151.37M$1.01B$974.43M
7 Day Performance3.68%-0.68%0.47%0.09%
1 Month Performance3.82%3.88%3.39%5.63%
1 Year Performance-6.11%3.94%18.28%21.91%

Sun Communities Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities
4.572 of 5 stars
$136.82
+0.6%
$143.28
+4.7%
-7.9%$15.98B$2.15B28.682,427Dividend Announcement
UDR
UDR
4.7713 of 5 stars
$39.37
+0.6%
$42.06
+6.8%
-1.6%$12.96B$1.63B28.531,410Analyst Revision
ESS
Essex Property Trust
4.1475 of 5 stars
$264.97
+1.7%
$252.83
-4.6%
+25.8%$17.01B$1.67B32.391,750Dividend Announcement
Positive News
ELS
Equity LifeStyle Properties
4.0977 of 5 stars
$62.29
-0.3%
$68.85
+10.5%
-0.7%$11.62B$1.49B34.044,000Positive News
CPT
Camden Property Trust
4.1367 of 5 stars
$106.91
+0.2%
$108.36
+1.4%
-0.5%$11.39B$1.54B26.201,640Positive News
EQR
Equity Residential
4.4666 of 5 stars
$67.39
+1.0%
$67.04
-0.5%
+8.7%$25.58B$2.87B27.962,400
AVB
AvalonBay Communities
4.0834 of 5 stars
$197.44
+0.2%
$201.32
+2.0%
+12.6%$28.07B$2.77B29.383,039Dividend Announcement
DOC
Healthpeak Properties
4.3587 of 5 stars
$19.82
+1.3%
$18.50
-6.7%
+42.8%$13.95B$2.18B56.63193
AMH
American Homes 4 Rent
4.484 of 5 stars
$36.06
+0.4%
$39.62
+9.9%
+8.8%$13.21B$1.62B36.801,725Positive News
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts
4.6715 of 5 stars
$18.53
+0.4%
$21.29
+14.9%
+7.4%$13.06B$5.31B18.17163Positive News

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This page (NYSE:SUI) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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