Contrasting Star (NASDAQ:STHO) and Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD)

Star (NASDAQ:STHOGet Rating) and Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOODGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Star and Gladstone Commercial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Star N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Commercial $148.98 million 3.08 $9.30 million ($0.11) -104.45

Gladstone Commercial has higher revenue and earnings than Star.


This table compares Star and Gladstone Commercial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Star N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Commercial 5.52% 4.01% 0.69%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.8% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Star and Gladstone Commercial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Star 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gladstone Commercial 0 1 2 0 2.67

Gladstone Commercial has a consensus target price of $16.83, suggesting a potential upside of 46.50%. Given Gladstone Commercial’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gladstone Commercial is more favorable than Star.


Gladstone Commercial beats Star on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Star

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Star Holdings engages in the non-ground lease related commercial real estate businesses principally in the United States. Star Holdings is based in New York.

About Gladstone Commercial

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Gladstone Commercial Corp. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, managing and ownership of office and industrial properties. It operates through the Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina, and All Other States geographic locations. The company was founded by David John Gladstone on February 14, 2003 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

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