NYSEARCA:IAU

iShares Gold Trust Competitors

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52-Week Range
$15.95
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Volume1.43 million shs
Average Volume22.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$28.94 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.00%
Beta0.03

Competitors

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) Vs. AMT, ALIZY, SBRCY, USB, CI, and AGG

Should you be buying IAU stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "finance" are considered alternatives and competitors to iShares Gold Trust, including American Tower (AMT), Allianz (ALIZY), Sberbank of Russia (SBRCY), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Cigna (CI), and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).

American Tower (NYSE:AMT) and iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares American Tower and iShares Gold Trust's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Tower24.08%42.42%4.53%
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%

Volatility & Risk

American Tower has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iShares Gold Trust has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Tower and iShares Gold Trust's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Tower$7.58 billion14.38$1.89 billion$7.7331.73
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A

iShares Gold Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Tower.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for American Tower and iShares Gold Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Tower021002.83
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A

American Tower currently has a consensus price target of $280.2727, indicating a potential upside of 14.48%. Given American Tower's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe American Tower is more favorable than iShares Gold Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.0% of American Tower shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of American Tower 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.

Summary

American Tower beats iShares Gold Trust on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) and Allianz (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

iShares Gold Trust has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allianz has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Allianz's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A
Allianz$159.47 billion0.69$8.86 billionN/AN/A

Allianz has higher revenue and earnings than iShares Gold Trust.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Allianz shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Allianz's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%
Allianz4.90%9.07%0.68%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for iShares Gold Trust and Allianz, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A
Allianz15402.30

Summary

Allianz beats iShares Gold Trust on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) and Sberbank of Russia (OTCMKTS:SBRCY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Risk and Volatility

iShares Gold Trust has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sberbank of Russia has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Sberbank of Russia's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A
Sberbank of Russia$48.43 billion1.90$13.10 billionN/AN/A

Sberbank of Russia has higher revenue and earnings than iShares Gold Trust.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Sberbank of Russia shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for iShares Gold Trust and Sberbank of Russia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A
Sberbank of Russia00103.00

Profitability

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Sberbank of Russia's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%
Sberbank of Russia29.30%16.33%2.37%

Summary

Sberbank of Russia beats iShares Gold Trust on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Bancorp and iShares Gold Trust's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
U.S. Bancorp18.68%10.99%0.96%
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.7% of U.S. Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of U.S. Bancorp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares U.S. Bancorp and iShares Gold Trust's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Bancorp$27.33 billion3.35$6.91 billion$4.3414.05
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A

U.S. Bancorp has higher revenue and earnings than iShares Gold Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for U.S. Bancorp and iShares Gold Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
U.S. Bancorp051102.69
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A

U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus price target of $57.9667, suggesting a potential downside of 4.46%. Given U.S. Bancorp's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe U.S. Bancorp is more favorable than iShares Gold Trust.

Volatility and Risk

U.S. Bancorp has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iShares Gold Trust has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

U.S. Bancorp beats iShares Gold Trust on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) and Cigna (NYSE:CI) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Cigna's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%
Cigna3.38%15.39%4.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and Cigna's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A
Cigna$153.57 billion0.58$5.10 billion$17.0515.03

Cigna has higher revenue and earnings than iShares Gold Trust.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.1% of Cigna shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Cigna shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for iShares Gold Trust and Cigna, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A
Cigna011013.00

Cigna has a consensus price target of $266.9286, indicating a potential upside of 4.45%. Given Cigna's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cigna is more favorable than iShares Gold Trust.

Volatility and Risk

iShares Gold Trust has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cigna has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cigna beats iShares Gold Trust on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:AGG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
iShares Gold TrustN/A21.82%21.82%
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for iShares Gold Trust and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
iShares Gold Trust0000N/A
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF0000N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares iShares Gold Trust and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
iShares Gold TrustN/AN/A$2.28 billionN/AN/A
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.6% of iShares Gold Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.3% of iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

iShares Gold Trust beats iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF on 2 of the 3 factors compared between the two stocks.


iShares Gold Trust Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
American Tower logo
AMT
American Tower
2.6$245.24+1.4%$110.47 billion$7.58 billion57.98Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Allianz logo
ALIZY
Allianz
0.7$26.66+1.8%$109.92 billion$159.47 billion14.65Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Sberbank of Russia logo
SBRCY
Sberbank of Russia
0.8$16.29+1.0%$91.99 billion$48.43 billion0.00Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
U.S. Bancorp logo
USB
U.S. Bancorp
2.4$60.98+1.0%$90.74 billion$27.33 billion20.19Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Cigna logo
CI
Cigna
2.6$256.21+0.9%$89.77 billion$153.57 billion17.97Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
AGG
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
0.7$114.66+0.0%$87.52 billionN/A0.00News Coverage
Prologis logo
PLD
Prologis
1.7$114.67+1.4%$83.60 billion$3.33 billion50.96Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
The PNC Financial Services Group logo
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
2.4$195.71+0.6%$82.52 billion$21.62 billion11.71Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
BNP Paribas logo
BNPQY
BNP Paribas
0.9$32.92+2.2%$82.30 billion$49.95 billion10.45Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
Truist Financial logo
TFC
Truist Financial
1.9$60.63+0.0%$81.47 billion$14.66 billion20.62Analyst Report
SEA logo
SE
SEA
1.2$237.93+2.9%$80.09 billion$2.18 billion-80.93Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Crown Castle International logo
CCI
Crown Castle International
2.0$182.36+0.4%$79.17 billion$5.77 billion113.98Analyst Report
The Bank of Nova Scotia logo
BNS
The Bank of Nova Scotia
2.5$64.72+0.7%$77.95 billion$32.52 billion16.43
Chubb logo
CB
Chubb
2.5$172.62+0.7%$77.05 billion$35.31 billion34.39Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
CME Group logo
CME
CME Group
1.7$203.49+0.2%$72.90 billion$4.87 billion33.92Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Brookfield Asset Management logo
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management
1.8$45.35+0.2%$71.63 billion$67.83 billion-1,236.37Upcoming Earnings
Capital One Financial logo
COF
Capital One Financial
2.1$153.57+0.0%$70.14 billion$33.77 billion76.79Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
Marsh & McLennan Companies logo
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
2.1$137.62+0.0%$70.00 billion$16.65 billion34.58Analyst Report
Westpac Banking logo
WBK
Westpac Banking
1.6$20.20+0.2%$69.78 billion$24.94 billion15.19Dividend Cut
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group logo
MUFG
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
1.5$5.55+2.3%$69.62 billion$67.15 billion24.13
IWM
iShares Russell 2000 ETF
0.5$220.72+0.8%$66.93 billionN/A0.00
Banco Santander logo
SAN
Banco Santander
0.8$3.85+0.3%$66.59 billion$55.14 billion-9.06Analyst Revision
AXA logo
AXAHY
AXA
1.8$26.96+0.3%$65.11 billion$115.97 billion8.99Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Intercontinental Exchange logo
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange
1.8$113.94+0.7%$64.56 billion$6.55 billion31.39Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Zurich Insurance Group logo
ZURVY
Zurich Insurance Group
1.7$41.46+0.9%$62.38 billion$71.79 billion15.08
Equinix logo
EQIX
Equinix
2.4$701.42+1.2%$62.08 billion$5.56 billion137.53Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group logo
ANZBY
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
1.7$21.67+2.3%$61.55 billion$31.91 billion10.94Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
Gap Down
Moody's logo
MCO
Moody's
1.7$327.40+0.4%$61.53 billion$4.83 billion34.07Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Bank of Montreal logo
BMO
Bank of Montreal
2.0$95.98+1.3%$61.33 billion$25.68 billion17.05
The Progressive logo
PGR
The Progressive
1.5$104.50+0.7%$60.74 billion$39.02 billion12.14Earnings Announcement
Insider Selling
News Coverage
The Blackstone Group logo
BX
The Blackstone Group
1.8$87.74+0.4%$60.23 billion$7.34 billion82.00Analyst Report
Insider Selling
National Australia Bank logo
NABZY
National Australia Bank
1.3$10.67+2.0%$59.83 billion$18.94 billion28.08
GLD
SPDR Gold Shares
0.5$170.04+1.6%$58.44 billionN/A0.00
China Life Insurance logo
LFC
China Life Insurance
1.6$10.32+1.3%$57.60 billion$105.55 billion8.60
MetLife logo
MET
MetLife
2.6$66.20+1.2%$57.40 billion$69.62 billion10.87Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
AON logo
AON
AON
1.9$256.97+1.0%$57.40 billion$11.01 billion33.16Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
0.6$79.16+0.4%$56.73 billionN/A0.00
DBS Group logo
DBSDY
DBS Group
1.6$88.44+1.4%$56.47 billion$15.04 billion12.17Dividend Cut
ICICI Bank logo
IBN
ICICI Bank
1.1$16.49+1.1%$56.38 billion$12.60 billion32.33Stock Split
Gap Up
UBS Group logo
UBS
UBS Group
1.0$15.55+1.2%$56.22 billion$28.31 billion10.30Unusual Options Activity
Prudential logo
PUK
Prudential
1.3$43.22+1.1%$55.78 billion$93.74 billion12.31
Intesa Sanpaolo logo
ISNPY
Intesa Sanpaolo
0.8$16.84+0.2%$54.49 billion$52.10 billion0.00News Coverage
ING Groep logo
ING
ING Groep
2.0$13.03+0.2%$50.85 billion$20.51 billion16.92
Itaú Unibanco logo
ITUB
Itaú Unibanco
1.5$5.13+1.0%$49.50 billion$46.91 billion11.15Ex-Dividend
Increase in Short Interest
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group logo
SMFG
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
1.9$7.24+1.9%$48.75 billion$48.89 billion9.78News Coverage
Public Storage logo
PSA
Public Storage
1.5$276.06+0.5%$48.03 billion$2.85 billion42.60Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce logo
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
2.2$106.47+0.9%$47.29 billion$18.76 billion17.48Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
Bank of Communications logo
BCMXY
Bank of Communications
1.2$15.83+0.0%$47.01 billion$60.07 billion5.02Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Crédit Agricole logo
CRARY
Crédit Agricole
0.8$7.76+1.5%$45.24 billion$22.57 billion10.34
Lloyds Banking Group logo
LYG
Lloyds Banking Group
1.6$2.54+0.4%$45.23 billion$23.33 billion4.79Analyst Downgrade
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