TransAlta (TAC) Competitors

$7.22
-0.09 (-1.23%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

TAC vs. PAM, KEN, HE, EDN, PNM, OTTR, BKH, ELP, ENIC, and AQN

Should you be buying TransAlta stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of TransAlta include Pampa Energía (PAM), Kenon (KEN), Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE), Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima (EDN), PNM Resources (PNM), Otter Tail (OTTR), Black Hills (BKH), Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL (ELP), Enel Chile (ENIC), and Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN). These companies are all part of the "electric services" industry.

TransAlta vs.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Pampa Energía (NYSE:PAM) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, media sentiment, community ranking, dividends, valuation and earnings.

59.0% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.8% of Pampa Energía shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of TransAlta shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 55.5% of Pampa Energía shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Pampa Energía has a net margin of 25.16% compared to TransAlta's net margin of 18.70%. TransAlta's return on equity of 45.47% beat Pampa Energía's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TransAlta18.70% 45.47% 5.94%
Pampa Energía 25.16%15.10%7.91%

Pampa Energía has a consensus price target of $41.33, suggesting a potential downside of 13.69%. Given Pampa Energía's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pampa Energía is more favorable than TransAlta.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TransAlta
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Pampa Energía
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.20

Pampa Energía received 13 more outperform votes than TransAlta when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.04% of users gave Pampa Energía an outperform vote while only 54.90% of users gave TransAlta an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
TransAltaOutperform Votes
280
54.90%
Underperform Votes
230
45.10%
Pampa EnergíaOutperform Votes
293
61.04%
Underperform Votes
187
38.96%

TransAlta has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pampa Energía has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

TransAlta has higher revenue and earnings than Pampa Energía. TransAlta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pampa Energía, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$3.21B0.68$514.86M$1.554.66
Pampa Energía$1.73B1.51$302M$7.816.13

In the previous week, Pampa Energía had 1 more articles in the media than TransAlta. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for Pampa Energía and 1 mentions for TransAlta. TransAlta's average media sentiment score of 1.01 beat Pampa Energía's score of 0.78 indicating that TransAlta is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
TransAlta
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Pampa Energía
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Pampa Energía beats TransAlta on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricTransAltaElectric services IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$2.20B$13.33B$12.26B$18.10B
Dividend Yield2.42%4.59%4.05%3.44%
P/E Ratio4.6615.3185.4124.95
Price / Sales0.6828.9424.5711.39
Price / Cash2.528.4418.1419.45
Price / Book3.001.611.856.01
Net Income$514.86M$664.86M$593.37M$966.65M
7 Day Performance1.40%1.22%1.31%1.85%
1 Month Performance12.29%10.40%6.97%7.14%
1 Year Performance-26.55%9.07%3.70%21.67%

TransAlta Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PAM
Pampa Energía
1.8763 of 5 stars
$47.52
+3.4%
$41.33
-13.0%
+34.1%$2.59B$1.73B6.081,924
KEN
Kenon
0.4798 of 5 stars
$24.11
+0.5%
N/A-20.2%$1.30B$692M-5.45325Analyst Downgrade
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
0.9546 of 5 stars
$11.09
+0.9%
$11.63
+4.9%
-68.7%$1.22B$3.68B6.563,706Short Interest ↑
Gap Up
EDN
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima
0.7277 of 5 stars
$19.09
+0.4%
N/A+115.6%$865.16M$2.67B5.086,647Analyst Upgrade
PNM
PNM Resources
4.0738 of 5 stars
$37.97
+0.1%
$46.80
+23.3%
-16.2%$3.42B$1.94B41.731,635
OTTR
Otter Tail
0.8388 of 5 stars
$91.96
flat
N/A+21.2%$3.84B$1.35B12.632,655Ex-Dividend
BKH
Black Hills
2.4918 of 5 stars
$56.63
-0.6%
$54.80
-3.2%
-10.3%$3.90B$2.33B13.952,874Short Interest ↑
ELP
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL
0.4861 of 5 stars
$7.38
+3.8%
N/A+25.7%$4.04B$21.48B0.005,954
ENIC
Enel Chile
1.5867 of 5 stars
$3.16
+2.3%
N/A+1.6%$4.37B$4.12T6.082,077
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
3.9652 of 5 stars
$6.49
-0.6%
$7.44
+14.8%
-22.4%$4.47B$2.70B-13.233,500Earnings Report
Dividend Cut
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision

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This page (NYSE:TAC) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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