Contrast Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) and Danske Bank A/S (OTCMKTS:DNKEY)

Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI – Get Rating) and Danske Bank A/S (OTCMKTS:DNKEY – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which stock is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.


Shore Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Danske Bank A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Shore Bancshares pays 41.0% of its earnings as a dividend. Danske Bank A/S pays 9.0% of its profits as a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings over the next few years.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Shore Bancshares and Danske Bank A/S.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Shore Bancshares 17.67% 7.19% 0.69%
Danske Bank A/S 30.22% 7.09% 0.32%

Risk and Volatility

Shore Bancshares has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. In contrast, Danske Bank A/S has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price of its stock is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. .

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.2% of Shore Bancshares shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Shore Bancshares shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the earnings, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Shore Bancshares and Danske Bank A/S.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Shore Bancshares $83.67 million 4.57 $15.37 million $1.17 4:47 p.m.
Danske Bank A/S $6.77 billion 1.89 $2.06 billion $1.11 6.68

Danske Bank A/S has higher revenues and profits than Shore Bancshares. Danske Bank A/S trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Shore Bancshares, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Shore Bancshares and Danske Bank A/S, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Shore Bancshares 0 0 1 0 3.00
Danske Bank A/S 2 4 1 0 1.86

Shore Bancshares currently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.17%. Given Shore Bancshares’ higher consensus rating and higher likely upside potential, research analysts clearly believe that Shore Bancshares is more favorable than Danske Bank A/S.


Shore Bancshares beats Danske Bank A/S on 10 out of 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Shore Bancshares Company Profile (Get a rating)

Shore Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Shore United Bank which provides various commercial and consumer banking products and services to individuals, businesses and other organizations. It offers checking, savings, overnight investment, and money market accounts; and regular and IRA certificates of deposit, as well as CDARS programs and cash management services. The Company also offers commercial loans, such as secured and unsecured loans, working capital loans, lines of credit, term loans, accounts receivable financing, property acquisition and development loans. , construction loans and letters of credit; loans for the construction of residential real estate; residential mortgage loans; and consumer loans, including home equity, auto, installments, home improvement and personal lines of credit, as well as other consumer finance products. In addition, it offers non-deposit products, such as mutual funds and annuities, and discount brokerage services; and trust, asset management and financial planning services. In addition, the Company provides merchant credit card clearing, as well as telephone, mobile and Internet banking; safes; debit and credit cards; payroll direct deposit; and automated teller machine (ATM) services. It operates 29 full-service branches, 30 ATMs and 5 loan origination offices in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Kent County, Queen Anne County, Caroline County, Talbot County, Dorchester County, Anne Arundel County, and Worcester County in Maryland. ; Kent County, Delaware; and Accomack County, Virginia. The company was founded in 1876 and is based in Easton, Maryland.

Danske Bank A/S Company Profile (Get a rating)

Danske Bank A/S provides various banking products and services to corporates, institutions and international customers. The Company offers corporate finance services, investment products and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, equity and loan capital markets services, international payments, cash management, credit transfers, and supply chain and trade finance services. It also provides solutions for sustainable finance, derivatives, fixed income, foreign exchange, equity trading, cash forecasting, collection services, financial platform, export finance, letter credit management, liquidity management, factoring, working capital management, guarantees and in-house banking. In addition, it offers custody, depository, data management, post-trade, banking and middle office, collateral management and derivatives clearing services. The company is present in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom and internationally. Danske Bank A/S was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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