Reviewing Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) and Its Rivals – StockNewsTimes


Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS) is one of 55 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment Management & Fund Operators” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northern Trust Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.0% of Northern Trust Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Northern Trust Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Northern Trust Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenueEBITDAPrice/Earnings Ratio
Northern Trust Corporation$5.09 billionN/A20.95
Northern Trust Corporation Competitors$2.89 billion$931.92 million7.18

Northern Trust Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Northern Trust Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Northern Trust Corporation has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northern Trust Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.23, suggesting that their average share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Northern Trust Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Northern Trust Corporation20.27%12.33%0.89%
Northern Trust Corporation Competitors-215.17%-2.72%2.96%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Northern Trust Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Northern Trust Corporation17312.33
Northern Trust Corporation Competitors28516521768572.42

Northern Trust Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $95.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.31%. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies have a potential upside of 7.36%. Given Northern Trust Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Northern Trust Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Northern Trust Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Northern Trust Corporation pays out 37.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment Management & Fund Operators” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.6% and pay out 48.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Northern Trust Corporation Company Profile

Northern Trust Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families and individuals across the world. Its segments include Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS), Wealth Management, and Treasury and Other. The C&IS segment is a provider of asset servicing and related services to corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors around the globe. The Wealth Management segment provides trust, investment management, custody and philanthropic services; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services, and private and business banking. It conducts its business through various subsidiaries.




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