Protagenic Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:PTIX) and TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Protagenic Therapeutics and TechTarget’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Protagenic Therapeutics||N/A||N/A||-$2.25 million||N/A||N/A|
|TechTarget||$121.33 million||3.53||$12.95 million||$0.45||33.98|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
73.1% of TechTarget shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.1% of Protagenic Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 27.1% of TechTarget shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Protagenic Therapeutics has a beta of -9.02, suggesting that its stock price is 1,002% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechTarget has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Protagenic Therapeutics and TechTarget’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings for Protagenic Therapeutics and TechTarget, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TechTarget has a consensus target price of $27.25, suggesting a potential upside of 78.22%. Given TechTarget’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe TechTarget is more favorable than Protagenic Therapeutics.
TechTarget beats Protagenic Therapeutics on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Protagenic Therapeutics Company Profile
Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery and development of therapeutics to treat central nervous system disorders. Its lead drug candidate is PT00114, which is in clinical proof-of-concept studies for the treatment-resistant depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. The company is based in New York, New York.
TechTarget Company Profile
TechTarget, Inc. provides specialized online content for buyers of enterprise information technology (IT) products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It also provides purchase-intent marketing and sales services for enterprise technology vendors; and customized marketing programs that integrate demand generation and brand marketing, as well as advertising techniques, which enable IT vendors to identify, reach, and influence corporate IT decision makers who are researching specific IT purchases. The company offers online services, including IT Deal Alert, core online, demand solutions, brand solutions, and custom content creation. It also operates an integrated content platform that consists of a network of approximately 140 Websites that focus on a specific IT sector, such as storage, security, networking, or business applications. In addition, the company enables registered members to conduct their pre-purchase research by accessing vendor supplied content through a network of Websites. TechTarget, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.
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