OceanFirst Financial (NASDAQ: OCFC) and (NASDAQ:CUBN) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
70.9% of OceanFirst Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of OceanFirst Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
OceanFirst Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. does not pay a dividend. OceanFirst Financial pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for OceanFirst Financial and , as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
OceanFirst Financial currently has a consensus price target of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.88%.
This table compares OceanFirst Financial and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares OceanFirst Financial and ‘s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|OceanFirst Financial||$153.84 million||5.95||$23.04 million||$1.20||23.42|
OceanFirst Financial has higher revenue and earnings than .
OceanFirst Financial beats on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About OceanFirst Financial
OceanFirst Financial Corp. is a holding company for OceanFirst Bank (the Bank). The Company is a savings and loan holding company. The Bank’s principal business is attracting retail and business deposits in the communities surrounding its branch offices and investing those deposits primarily in loans, consisting of single-family, owner-occupied residential mortgage loans, and commercial real estate and other commercial loans. The Bank also invests in other types of loans, including residential construction and consumer loans. In addition, the Bank invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), securities issued by the United States Government and agencies thereof, corporate securities and other investments. The Bank originates home equity loans typically as fixed-rate loans with terms ranging from 5 to 20 years. The Bank also offers variable-rate home equity lines of credit.
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