Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Internet Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Blucora to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Blucora and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Blucora’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Blucora. Blucora is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Blucora has a beta of -0.27, indicating that its share price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blucora’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Blucora and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Blucora and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Blucora currently has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 35.29%. As a group, “Internet Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.34%. Given Blucora’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Blucora is more favorable than its rivals.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.3% of Blucora shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Blucora shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Internet Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Blucora rivals beat Blucora on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Blucora Company Profile
Blucora, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. TaxAct, a provider of digital tax preparation solutions. HD Vest’s specialized model provides an open-architecture investment platform and technology tools to help financial advisors identify investment opportunities for their clients. TaxAct offers pricing and packaging options for tax professionals.
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