Comparing Selective Insurance Group (SIGI) and Infinity Property and Casualty (IPCC)

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Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Selective Insurance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.2% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Selective Insurance Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Selective Insurance Group and Infinity Property and Casualty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Selective Insurance Group 6.92% 12.69% 2.79%
Infinity Property and Casualty N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Selective Insurance Group and Infinity Property and Casualty, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Selective Insurance Group 1 4 0 0 1.80
Infinity Property and Casualty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Selective Insurance Group presently has a consensus target price of $61.33, suggesting a potential downside of 6.97%. Infinity Property and Casualty has a consensus target price of $0.00, suggesting a potential upside of NaN.

Dividends

Selective Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Infinity Property and Casualty pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share. Selective Insurance Group pays out 21.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Selective Insurance Group has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Infinity Property and Casualty has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Selective Insurance Group and Infinity Property and Casualty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Selective Insurance Group $2.59 billion 1.50 $178.90 million $3.66 18.01
Infinity Property and Casualty N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Selective Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than Infinity Property and Casualty.

Summary

Selective Insurance Group beats Infinity Property and Casualty on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Selective Insurance Group

Selective Insurance Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and services in the United States. It operates in four segments: Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, Excess and Surplus (E&S) Lines, and Investments. The company's products and services include property insurance, which covers the financial consequences of accidental loss of an insured's real and/or personal property; and casualty insurance that covers the financial consequences of employee injuries in the course of employment, and bodily injury and/or property damage to a third party as a result of an insured's negligent acts, omissions, or legal liabilities. Its products and services also comprise flood insurance. The company offers its insurance products and services to businesses, non-profit organizations, local government agencies, and individuals through independent retail insurance agents and brokers, and wholesale general agents. In addition, it invests in the premiums collected by Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, and E&S Lines segments on fixed income investments and preferred stocks, equity securities, and alternative investment portfolio. Selective Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Branchville, New Jersey.

About Infinity Property and Casualty

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal auto insurance products in the United States. The company offers nonstandard, commercial, and classic collector auto insurance products. It also provides reinsurance products and services. The company distributes its products primarily through a network of independent agencies and brokers. Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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