Financial analysis: acquisition of Dune (NASDAQ: DUNE) against Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF)

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF – Get Rating) and Dune Acquisition (NASDAQ:DUNE – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Stifel Financial and Dune Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Financial Stifel 0 2 2 0 2.50
Dune acquisition 0 0 0 0 N / A

Stifel Financial currently has a consensus price target of $85.67, suggesting a potential upside of 35.76%. Given Stifel Financial’s likely higher upside, research analysts clearly believe that Stifel Financial is more favorable than Dune Acquisition.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.4% of Stifel Financial shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 71.6% of Dune Acquisition’s shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Stifel Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and risk

Stifel Financial has a beta of 1.3, indicating its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Dune Acquisition has a beta of -0.06, indicating its stock price is 106 % less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Stifel Financial and Dune Acquisition.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Financial Stifel 17.41% 21.59% 2.85%
Dune acquisition N / A -116.85% 3.21%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Stifel Financial and Dune Acquisition.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Financial Stifel $4.74 billion 1.42 $824.86 million $6.66 9.47
Dune acquisition N / A N / A $5.55 million N / A N / A

Stifel Financial has higher revenue and profit than Dune Acquisition.


Stifel Financial beats Dune Acquisition on 9 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Stifel Financial Company Profile (Get a rating)

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial services and bank holding company, provides retail and institutional wealth management and investment banking services to individual investors, businesses, municipalities and institutions in the United States , the UK, the rest of Europe and Canada. . It operates in three segments: Global Wealth Management, Institutional Group and Other. The company provides services to private clients, including corporate actions and financial planning services; institutional equity and fixed income sales, trading and research, and municipal finance services; investment banking, such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements; and retail and commercial banking services including personal and commercial loan programs, as well as deposit accounts. It also participates in and manages subscriptions for corporate and public financing; and provides financial advisory and securities brokerage services. The company was founded in 1890 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dune Acquisition Company Profile (Get a rating)

Dune Acquisition Corporation has no significant activities. It focuses on completing a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or other business combination with one or several technology companies. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Sarah J. Greer