City (NASDAQ: CHCO) is one of 308 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare City to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for City and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
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City currently has a consensus target price of $68.33, suggesting a potential upside of 0.46%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 1.64%. Given City’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe City is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
65.0% of City shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of City shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares City and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
City’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than City. City is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility and Risk
City has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
City pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. City pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares City and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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City rivals beat City on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
City Company Profile
City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. City National offers various products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage banking, and wealth management and trust services. City National provides credit, deposit and investment advisory products and services to rural and small community markets in addition to cities, including Charleston, Huntington, Martinsburg, Winchester, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Ashland and Lexington. City National offers a range of commercial banking services to corporations and other business customers.
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