Financial Analysis: Dune Acquisition (NASDAQ:DUNE) versus Stifel Financial (NYSE:SF)

Stifel Financial (NYSE:SFGet Rating) and Dune Acquisition (NASDAQ:DUNEGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, 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.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stifel Financial 0 2 2 0 2.50
Dune Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.4% of Stifel Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.6% of Dune Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Stifel Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stifel Financial 17.41% 21.59% 2.85%
Dune Acquisition N/A -116.85% 3.21%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stifel Financial and Dune Acquisition’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stifel Financial $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 earnings than Dune Acquisition.


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

Stifel Financial Company Profile (Get Rating)

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

Dune Acquisition Company Profile (Get Rating)

Dune Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It focuses on effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or other business combination with one or more businesses in the technology sector. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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