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Great-West Lifeco (GWO) Competitors

C$41.92
-0.26 (-0.62%)
(As of 11:26 AM ET)

GWO vs. MFC, POW, ELF, SFC, TD, BMO, BN, BNS, CM, and IFC

Should you be buying Great-West Lifeco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Great-West Lifeco include Manulife Financial (MFC), Power Co. of Canada (POW), E-L Financial (ELF), Sagicor Financial (SFC), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Brookfield (BN), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), and Intact Financial (IFC). These companies are all part of the "financial services" sector.

Great-West Lifeco vs.

Manulife Financial (TSE:MFC) and Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) are both large-cap financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and media sentiment.

Manulife Financial has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Great-West Lifeco. Great-West Lifeco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manulife Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Manulife FinancialC$27.47B2.31C$4.26BC$2.2815.45
Great-West LifecoC$32.17B1.22C$3.28BC$3.5111.94

Manulife Financial received 297 more outperform votes than Great-West Lifeco when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.71% of users gave Manulife Financial an outperform vote while only 38.89% of users gave Great-West Lifeco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Manulife FinancialOutperform Votes
563
66.71%
Underperform Votes
281
33.29%
Great-West LifecoOutperform Votes
266
38.89%
Underperform Votes
418
61.11%

59.3% of Manulife Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.5% of Great-West Lifeco shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Manulife Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 70.6% of Great-West Lifeco shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Manulife Financial presently has a consensus target price of C$37.30, indicating a potential upside of 5.94%. Great-West Lifeco has a consensus target price of C$44.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.81%. Given Great-West Lifeco's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Manulife Financial is more favorable than Great-West Lifeco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manulife Financial
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.60
Great-West Lifeco
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.14

Manulife Financial has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great-West Lifeco has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Manulife Financial pays an annual dividend of C$1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Great-West Lifeco pays an annual dividend of C$2.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Manulife Financial pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Great-West Lifeco pays out 63.2% 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. Great-West Lifeco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Great-West Lifeco had 5 more articles in the media than Manulife Financial. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Great-West Lifeco and 6 mentions for Manulife Financial. Manulife Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.68 beat Great-West Lifeco's score of 0.51 indicating that Great-West Lifeco is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Manulife Financial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Great-West Lifeco
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Manulife Financial has a net margin of 18.29% compared to Manulife Financial's net margin of 10.05%. Manulife Financial's return on equity of 11.74% beat Great-West Lifeco's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manulife Financial18.29% 10.48% 0.54%
Great-West Lifeco 10.05%11.74%0.68%

Summary

Manulife Financial beats Great-West Lifeco on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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

MetricGreat-West LifecoInsurance IndustryFinancial SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$39.11BC$15.05BC$3.16BC$5.00B
Dividend Yield5.19%5.23%4.62%6.15%
P/E Ratio11.94106.79479.6725.55
Price / Sales1.2240.512,408.352,614.34
Price / Cash0.211.8547.4078.78
Price / Book1.591.151.553.86
Net IncomeC$3.28BC$2.08BC$401.41MC$276.01M
7 Day Performance-2.17%-1.16%-0.68%-0.70%
1 Month Performance3.07%2.34%7.83%1.16%
1 Year Performance5.91%2.77%30.09%26.74%

Great-West Lifeco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MFC
Manulife Financial
1.0599 of 5 stars
C$36.31
+1.1%
C$37.30
+2.7%
+40.2%C$65.36BC$27.47B15.5838,000Positive News
POW
Power Co. of Canada
1.9716 of 5 stars
C$40.26
+0.0%
C$43.00
+6.8%
+12.3%C$23.96BC$33.70B9.822
ELF
E-L Financial
0 of 5 stars
C$1,100.00
+0.0%
N/A+26.4%C$3.81BC$3.07B3.502,018Gap Up
High Trading Volume
SFC
Sagicor Financial
0 of 5 stars
C$6.80
-0.4%
N/AN/AC$0.00N/A0.005,180
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
3.0896 of 5 stars
C$77.28
+2.2%
C$88.32
+14.3%
-3.2%C$136.79BC$50.40B12.21103,179Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
BMO
Bank of Montreal
2.6567 of 5 stars
C$130.48
+0.5%
C$134.12
+2.8%
+14.3%C$94.66BC$31.18B17.9755,767Dividend Increase
BN
Brookfield
0.646 of 5 stars
C$61.21
+0.8%
C$44.00
-28.1%
+38.6%C$92.43BC$97.86B74.65240,000
BNS
Bank of Nova Scotia
0.79 of 5 stars
C$65.27
+0.4%
C$67.44
+3.3%
-2.6%C$79.63BC$29.40B10.6889,249Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1.5515 of 5 stars
C$66.39
+0.3%
C$67.23
+1.3%
+15.1%C$62.23BC$21.32B10.1548,047Upcoming Earnings
IFC
Intact Financial
3.087 of 5 stars
C$228.99
+0.8%
C$247.30
+8.0%
+11.1%C$40.83BC$29.04B26.6030,000

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This page (TSE:GWO) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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