Veritec (OTCMKTS:VRTC – Get Rating) and Gartner (NYSE:IT – Get Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Veritec and Gartner, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Gartner has a consensus target price of $359.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.34%. Given Gartner’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gartner is more favorable than Veritec.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gartner||$5.48 billion||4.42||$807.80 million||$9.99||30.63|
Gartner has higher revenue and earnings than Veritec. Veritec is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gartner, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility & Risk
Veritec has a beta of -21.4, indicating that its share price is 2,240% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gartner has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.9% of Gartner shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.8% of Veritec shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Gartner shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Veritec and Gartner’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Gartner beats Veritec on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Veritec, Inc. engages in the development, sales, and licensing of products. It also provides services related to mobile banking solutions. The firm also operates in back-end cardholder transaction processing services for visa-branded card programs on behalf of its sponsoring bank. The company was founded on September 8, 1982 and is headquartered in Golden Valley, MN.
Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory company, which equips business leaders with insights, advice, and tools that help build organizations. It operates through the following segments: Research, Consulting, and Conferences. The Research segment provides executives with objective insights and advice through reports, briefings, proprietary tools, access to the firm’s research experts, peer networking services, and membership programs. The Consulting segment offers customized solutions to unique client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, and proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance. The Conferences segment offers business professionals the opportunity to learn, share, and network through conferences and peer-driven sessions. The company was founded by Gideon I. Gartner and Dave L. R. Stein in 1979 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
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