IGM Financial (NYSE: BTA) and BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (NYSE:BTA) are both financial services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

IGM Financial has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust has a beta of -0.11, meaning that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares IGM Financial and BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IGM Financial N/A N/A N/A
BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust 128.30% 9.69% 5.76%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IGM Financial and BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IGM Financial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for IGM Financial and BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IGM Financial 0 0 1 0 3.00
BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust 1 3 3 0 2.29

BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust has a consensus price target of $345.83, suggesting a potential upside of 2,949.68%. Given BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust is more favorable than IGM Financial.

Dividends

BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. IGM Financial does not pay a dividend.

Summary

BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust beats IGM Financial on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

IGM Financial Company Profile

IGM Financial Inc. manages and distributes investment funds and other managed asset products in Canada. The company operates through Investors Group, Mackenzie Investments, and Corporate and Other segments. The company also offers financial planning services, including investment, tax, retirement, education, risk management, and estate planning; strategic investment planning programs; mutual funds; managed asset and multi-manager investment programs; iProfile, a portfolio management program; and separately managed accounts and fee-based brokerage accounts. In addition, it provides segregated funds; term, universal life, whole life, disability, critical illness, long-term care, and personal health care coverage and group insurance products; securities services; and residential mortgages. Further, the company offers banking products, such as investment loans, lines of credit, personal loans, creditor insurance, deposit accounts, and credit cards; cash management solutions; guaranteed investment certificates; private wealth solutions; and investment management, advisory, and related services. It offers its products and services through a network of consultants, as well as retail, strategic alliance, and institutional distribution channels. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. IGM Financial Inc. is a subsidiary of Power Financial Corporation.

BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust Company Profile

BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. It is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in fixed income markets of the United States. It uses financial derivatives to invest in municipal obligations. The fund primarily invests in long-term municipal bonds with a maturity of more than ten years at the time of investment. BlackRock Long-Term Municipal Advantage Trust was formed on February 28, 2006 and is domiciled in United States.

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