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UGI (UGI) Competitors

$25.74
+1.95 (+8.20%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

UGI vs. MDU, NFG, IDA, SWX, POR, NJR, BEP, ENIC, AQN, and ELP

Should you be buying UGI stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of UGI include MDU Resources Group (MDU), National Fuel Gas (NFG), IDACORP (IDA), Southwest Gas (SWX), Portland General Electric (POR), New Jersey Resources (NJR), Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP), Enel Chile (ENIC), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), and Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL (ELP). These companies are all part of the "utilities" sector.

UGI vs.

UGI (NYSE:UGI) and MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

UGI has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MDU Resources Group has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

MDU Resources Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than UGI. UGI is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MDU Resources Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
UGI$8.93B0.60-$1.50B-$2.20-11.70
MDU Resources Group$4.66B1.05$414.71M$2.0411.77

In the previous week, UGI had 12 more articles in the media than MDU Resources Group. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for UGI and 3 mentions for MDU Resources Group. MDU Resources Group's average media sentiment score of 1.37 beat UGI's score of 0.38 indicating that MDU Resources Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
UGI
5 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
MDU Resources Group
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

UGI pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. MDU Resources Group pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. UGI pays out -68.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MDU Resources Group pays out 24.5% 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. UGI is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

82.3% of UGI shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of MDU Resources Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of UGI shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of MDU Resources Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

MDU Resources Group received 49 more outperform votes than UGI when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.70% of users gave MDU Resources Group an outperform vote while only 53.79% of users gave UGI an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
UGIOutperform Votes
220
53.79%
Underperform Votes
189
46.21%
MDU Resources GroupOutperform Votes
269
61.70%
Underperform Votes
167
38.30%

MDU Resources Group has a net margin of 8.35% compared to UGI's net margin of -5.48%. UGI's return on equity of 14.09% beat MDU Resources Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UGI-5.48% 14.09% 3.98%
MDU Resources Group 8.35%8.84%3.18%

UGI currently has a consensus target price of $27.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.84%. Given UGI's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe UGI is more favorable than MDU Resources Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UGI
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
MDU Resources Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Summary

MDU Resources Group beats UGI on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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UGI vs. The Competition

MetricUGIGas & other services combined IndustryUtilities SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.39B$9.21B$11.53B$17.17B
Dividend Yield6.31%3.98%4.28%3.62%
P/E Ratio-11.7019.8179.6321.81
Price / Sales0.602.4827.219.63
Price / Cash2.7714.6216.2217.06
Price / Book1.282.161.834.85
Net Income-$1.50B$273.09M$589.07M$970.56M
7 Day Performance9.72%-2.29%-0.33%-1.76%
1 Month Performance3.94%-5.74%-1.31%-3.82%
1 Year Performance-26.39%-28.36%-4.04%100.03%

UGI Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MDU
MDU Resources Group
2.9566 of 5 stars
$23.61
-0.9%
N/A-19.5%$4.81B$4.66B11.579,145Positive News
NFG
National Fuel Gas
4.629 of 5 stars
$51.73
-2.1%
$61.25
+18.4%
-4.1%$4.77B$2.17B10.842,240Positive News
IDA
IDACORP
3.8903 of 5 stars
$89.15
-1.2%
$93.80
+5.2%
-15.5%$4.52B$1.77B17.342,112Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Positive News
SWX
Southwest Gas
2.8776 of 5 stars
$73.26
+1.3%
$73.00
-0.4%
+26.6%$5.25B$5.43B34.562,371News Coverage
POR
Portland General Electric
1.549 of 5 stars
$40.55
-0.8%
$45.13
+11.3%
-15.2%$4.10B$2.92B17.402,842Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Increase
Insider Selling
News Coverage
NJR
New Jersey Resources
1.8101 of 5 stars
$41.28
-0.7%
$45.00
+9.0%
-19.3%$4.06B$1.96B16.921,350Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
BEP
Brookfield Renewable Partners
2.711 of 5 stars
$20.02
-2.4%
$30.60
+52.8%
-32.9%$5.74B$5.04B-62.564,770Positive News
ENIC
Enel Chile
0 of 5 stars
$2.83
-2.7%
N/A+5.4%$3.91B$5.23B5.342,158Upcoming Earnings
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
4.6331 of 5 stars
$5.67
-2.6%
$7.85
+38.4%
-26.6%$3.91B$2.70B189.003,500Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
ELP
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL
0 of 5 stars
$7.04
-1.4%
N/A+24.4%$3.85B$4.30B0.005,875Gap Down

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