Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD – Get Rating) and Star (NASDAQ:STHO – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Gladstone Commercial and Star, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Gladstone Commercial currently has a consensus price target of $16.83, indicating a potential upside of 46.50%. Given Gladstone Commercial’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Gladstone Commercial is more favorable than Star.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
45.8% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Gladstone Commercial and Star’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gladstone Commercial||$148.98 million||3.08||$9.30 million||($0.11)||-104.45|
Gladstone Commercial has higher revenue and earnings than Star.
Gladstone Commercial beats Star on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gladstone Commercial
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.
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.
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