Swedbank (OTCMKTS:SWDBY) and Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Swedbank pays an annual dividend of $1.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Opus Bank pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Opus Bank pays out 34.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Opus Bank has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Swedbank has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Opus Bank has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.1% of Swedbank shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.7% of Opus Bank shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Swedbank and Opus Bank’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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