Protective Insurance (NASDAQ:PTVCB) and Loews (NYSE:L) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Protective Insurance has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loews has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Protective Insurance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Protective Insurance has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Loews has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Protective Insurance and Loews’ revenue, earnings per share and