Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD) versus Star (NASDAQ:STHO) Critical Survey

Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOODGet Rating) and Star (NASDAQ:STHOGet 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

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

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.


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

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

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
Star N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

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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.

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.

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