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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet

The Hanover Insurance Group (THG) Competitors

$128.87
-2.60 (-1.98%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

THG vs. WTM, AXS, SIGI, RLI, MCY, SAFT, CNA, CINF, ESGR, and KMPR

Should you be buying The Hanover Insurance Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of The Hanover Insurance Group include White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), AXIS Capital (AXS), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), RLI (RLI), Mercury General (MCY), Safety Insurance Group (SAFT), CNA Financial (CNA), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Enstar Group (ESGR), and Kemper (KMPR). These companies are all part of the "fire, marine, & casualty insurance" industry.

The Hanover Insurance Group vs.

The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) and White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, media sentiment, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

White Mountains Insurance Group has a net margin of 23.50% compared to The Hanover Insurance Group's net margin of 0.59%. White Mountains Insurance Group's return on equity of 4.08% beat The Hanover Insurance Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Hanover Insurance Group0.59% 2.44% 0.39%
White Mountains Insurance Group 23.50%4.08%2.10%

In the previous week, The Hanover Insurance Group had 6 more articles in the media than White Mountains Insurance Group. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for The Hanover Insurance Group and 3 mentions for White Mountains Insurance Group. The Hanover Insurance Group's average media sentiment score of 1.00 beat White Mountains Insurance Group's score of 0.56 indicating that The Hanover Insurance Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
The Hanover Insurance Group
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
White Mountains Insurance Group
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

The Hanover Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. White Mountains Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. The Hanover Insurance Group pays out 361.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. White Mountains Insurance Group pays out 0.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

The Hanover Insurance Group received 132 more outperform votes than White Mountains Insurance Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 59.87% of users gave The Hanover Insurance Group an outperform vote while only 59.47% of users gave White Mountains Insurance Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
The Hanover Insurance GroupOutperform Votes
355
59.87%
Underperform Votes
238
40.13%
White Mountains Insurance GroupOutperform Votes
223
59.47%
Underperform Votes
152
40.53%

White Mountains Insurance Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than The Hanover Insurance Group. White Mountains Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hanover Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hanover Insurance Group$5.99B0.77$35.30M$0.94137.10
White Mountains Insurance Group$2.17B2.06$509.20M$198.548.76

The Hanover Insurance Group currently has a consensus target price of $140.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.64%. Given The Hanover Insurance Group's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe The Hanover Insurance Group is more favorable than White Mountains Insurance Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Hanover Insurance Group
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
White Mountains Insurance Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

The Hanover Insurance Group has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, White Mountains Insurance Group has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

84.9% of The Hanover Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of The Hanover Insurance Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of White Mountains Insurance Group 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.

Summary

The Hanover Insurance Group beats White Mountains Insurance Group on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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THG vs. The Competition

MetricThe Hanover Insurance GroupFire, marine, & casualty insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.62B$40.68B$8.64B$17.63B
Dividend Yield2.64%2.54%10.16%3.55%
P/E Ratio137.1016.7253.2123.23
Price / Sales0.771.5560.656.78
Price / Cash65.4723.8317.0918.47
Price / Book1.872.152.505.86
Net Income$35.30M$33.73M$804.61M$863.03M
7 Day Performance-4.94%2.31%0.28%1.63%
1 Month Performance-1.55%11.36%0.82%3.14%
1 Year Performance-6.16%28.62%10.54%94.49%

The Hanover Insurance Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
1.8729 of 5 stars
$1,765.00
-2.5%
N/A+23.0%$4.52B$2.17B8.89803Dividend Announcement
AXS
AXIS Capital
4.0231 of 5 stars
$61.74
-0.3%
$66.00
+6.9%
+1.2%$5.26B$5.59B15.362,064News Coverage
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
4.5883 of 5 stars
$102.25
-1.4%
$105.50
+3.2%
+3.7%$6.20B$4.23B17.542,650Positive News
RLI
RLI
3.8607 of 5 stars
$141.70
+0.1%
$157.67
+11.3%
+6.7%$6.47B$1.51B21.401,001News Coverage
Positive News
MCY
Mercury General
4.4952 of 5 stars
$50.77
+0.2%
$33.00
-35.0%
+45.7%$2.81B$4.63B29.184,100Positive News
High Trading Volume
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
1.4755 of 5 stars
$86.42
-0.8%
N/A-0.6%$1.29B$891.54M40.96538Analyst Upgrade
CNA
CNA Financial
2.6457 of 5 stars
$44.32
-0.3%
$45.50
+2.7%
-1.9%$12.01B$13.30B10.006,300Short Interest ↑
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
4.5626 of 5 stars
$110.94
-0.8%
$113.67
+2.5%
-5.0%$17.41B$10.01B9.515,148Analyst Revision
Positive News
ESGR
Enstar Group
1.8394 of 5 stars
$290.56
+2.6%
N/A+24.9%$4.66B$789M6.95792Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
KMPR
Kemper
4.3473 of 5 stars
$59.19
-1.3%
$70.67
+19.4%
-5.7%$3.81B$4.94B-13.938,100

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This page (NYSE:THG) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff