Midwest (NASDAQ:MDWT – Get Rating) and American National Group (NASDAQ:ANAT – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
37.4% of Midwest shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of American National Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.3% of Midwest shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.9% of American National Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Midwest and American National Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American National Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Midwest and American National Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Midwest||$30.06 million||1.39||-$16.64 million||($4.46)||-2.50|
|American National Group||$4.07 billion||1.25||$699.30 million||N/A||N/A|
American National Group has higher revenue and earnings than Midwest.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Midwest and American National Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American National Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Midwest currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.19%. Given Midwest’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Midwest is more favorable than American National Group.
Risk & Volatility
Midwest has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American National Group has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
American National Group beats Midwest on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Midwest (Get Rating)
Midwest Holding Inc., a financial services company, engages in life and annuity insurance business in the United States. The company offers multi-year guaranteed and fixed indexed annuity products through independent distributors comprising independent marketing organizations. It also provides asset management services to third-party insurers and reinsurers; and other services, including policy administration services. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
About American National Group (Get Rating)
American National Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides life insurance, annuities, property and casualty insurance, health insurance, credit insurance, and pension products in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It operates through five segments: Life, Annuity, Health, Property and Casualty, and Corporate and Other. The Life segment offers whole life, term life, universal life, variable universal life, and credit life insurance products. The Annuity segment provides deferred, single premium immediate, and variable annuity products. The Health segment offers medicare supplement, supplemental, stop-loss, credit disability, and medical expense insurance products. The Property and Casualty segment provides personal lines insurance, such as auto, homeowners, boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and other exposures; commercial lines of insurance, including property and casualty coverage tailored for a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business, as well as business owners’ property and liability, workers’ compensation insurance, and other commercial insurance; and specialty markets products comprising collateral or creditor protection insurance, and guaranteed auto protection or guaranteed asset protection insurance. The Corporate and Other segment engages in the investment activities. The company distributes its products through career, multiple-line, and independent agents, as well as direct marketing channels; brokers and financial institutions; managing general underwriters; and multiple-line and managing general agents. American National Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1905 and is headquartered in Galveston, Texas.
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