TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) is one of 27 public companies in the “Professional Information Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare TheStreet to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.8% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Professional Information Services” companies 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 is a breakdown of recent ratings for TheStreet and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TheStreet presently has a consensus price target of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 120.43%. As a group, “Professional Information Services” companies have a potential upside of 1.25%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TheStreet and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TheStreet Competitors||$3.19 billion||$932.62 million||16.13|
TheStreet’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than TheStreet. TheStreet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares TheStreet and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
TheStreet has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TheStreet’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
TheStreet peers beat TheStreet on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
TheStreet, Inc. (TheStreet) is a digital financial media company focused on the financial, and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company’s collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a range of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. With a suite of digital services, TheStreet offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet provides interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Its subscription products are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest, including fledgling investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies.
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