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Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL) Competitors

$55.78
+0.29 (+0.52%)
(As of 04/18/2024 ET)

WAL vs. BPOP, WTFC, SSB, PB, CBSH, HOMB, UBSI, FFIN, GBCI, and COLB

Should you be buying Western Alliance Bancorporation stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Western Alliance Bancorporation include Popular (BPOP), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), SouthState (SSB), Prosperity Bancshares (PB), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) (HOMB), United Bankshares (UBSI), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), and Columbia Banking System (COLB). These companies are all part of the "regional banks" industry.

Western Alliance Bancorporation vs.

Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, dividends, community ranking, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Western Alliance Bancorporation has a net margin of 16.74% compared to Western Alliance Bancorporation's net margin of 13.86%. Popular's return on equity of 16.33% beat Western Alliance Bancorporation's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Popular13.86% 12.63% 0.84%
Western Alliance Bancorporation 16.74%16.33%1.27%

Popular has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Western Alliance Bancorporation has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Popular presently has a consensus target price of $91.63, indicating a potential upside of 11.97%. Western Alliance Bancorporation has a consensus target price of $66.60, indicating a potential upside of 19.40%. Given Popular's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Western Alliance Bancorporation is more favorable than Popular.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Popular
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Western Alliance Bancorporation
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.80

Western Alliance Bancorporation received 57 more outperform votes than Popular when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.01% of users gave Western Alliance Bancorporation an outperform vote while only 64.90% of users gave Popular an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
PopularOutperform Votes
442
64.90%
Underperform Votes
239
35.10%
Western Alliance BancorporationOutperform Votes
499
66.01%
Underperform Votes
257
33.99%

Popular pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Western Alliance Bancorporation pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Popular pays out 32.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Western Alliance Bancorporation pays out 22.6% 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. Popular has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Western Alliance Bancorporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Popular is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

87.3% of Popular shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of Western Alliance Bancorporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Popular shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Western Alliance Bancorporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Western Alliance Bancorporation has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Popular. Western Alliance Bancorporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Popular, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Popular$3.90B1.52$541.34M$7.5310.87
Western Alliance Bancorporation$2.13B2.89$722.40M$6.548.53

In the previous week, Popular had 7 more articles in the media than Western Alliance Bancorporation. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Popular and 9 mentions for Western Alliance Bancorporation. Western Alliance Bancorporation's average media sentiment score of 0.37 beat Popular's score of 0.33 indicating that Popular is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Popular
6 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Western Alliance Bancorporation
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Western Alliance Bancorporation beats Popular on 12 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WAL vs. The Competition

MetricWestern Alliance BancorporationState commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$6.11B$2.23B$8.17B$17.09B
Dividend Yield2.64%4.41%10.79%3.62%
P/E Ratio8.5310.4159.0623.86
Price / Sales2.891.823,642.199.66
Price / Cash6.898.0427.9716.98
Price / Book1.060.982.224.84
Net Income$722.40M$434.16M$1.00B$969.88M
7 Day Performance-2.89%-1.01%-1.66%-3.85%
1 Month Performance-3.53%-1.47%-1.83%-2.84%
1 Year Performance71.58%13.70%9.36%77.36%

Western Alliance Bancorporation Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BPOP
Popular
4.9721 of 5 stars
$81.29
-1.3%
$91.63
+12.7%
+40.9%$5.88B$3.90B10.809,237Upcoming Earnings
WTFC
Wintrust Financial
4.7646 of 5 stars
$94.46
-1.9%
$112.83
+19.5%
+32.8%$5.83B$3.33B9.865,521Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
SSB
SouthState
3.1452 of 5 stars
$76.45
-2.0%
$87.80
+14.8%
+12.4%$5.83B$2.23B11.835,070Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
PB
Prosperity Bancshares
4.8704 of 5 stars
$59.22
-1.7%
$68.79
+16.2%
-1.1%$5.54B$1.60B13.073,850Upcoming Earnings
CBSH
Commerce Bancshares
3.8323 of 5 stars
$52.01
+1.5%
$53.17
+2.2%
-2.2%$6.76B$1.95B14.334,728Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
2.0266 of 5 stars
$22.40
-1.9%
$25.00
+11.6%
+11.3%$4.51B$1.34B11.492,819News Coverage
Gap Up
UBSI
United Bankshares
3.1148 of 5 stars
$32.47
-1.3%
$38.00
+17.0%
-2.9%$4.38B$1.54B11.982,635Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
FFIN
First Financial Bankshares
3.7443 of 5 stars
$29.02
-1.0%
$30.75
+6.0%
-2.1%$4.14B$636.07M20.731,500News Coverage
GBCI
Glacier Bancorp
2.4495 of 5 stars
$34.86
-3.6%
$37.80
+8.4%
-6.4%$3.95B$1.14B17.343,358News Coverage
COLB
Columbia Banking System
4.5381 of 5 stars
$17.35
-1.3%
$22.42
+29.2%
-17.6%$3.63B$2.74B10.525,114Upcoming Earnings

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