Celcuity (NASDAQ: CELC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Celcuity to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.2% of Celcuity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 43.5% of Celcuity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Celcuity and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Celcuity’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Celcuity. Celcuity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk & Volatility
Celcuity has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celcuity’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Celcuity and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current recommendations for Celcuity and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Celcuity presently has a consensus target price of $35.50, suggesting a potential upside of 48.35%. As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 2.91%. Given Celcuity’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Celcuity is more favorable than its rivals.
Celcuity beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Celcuity Company Profile
Celcuity Inc., a cellular analysis company, discovers cancer sub-types and commercializes diagnostic tests to enhance the response rates of cancer patients treated with targeted therapies in the United States. The company is developing CELx tests to diagnose two new sub-types of HER2-negative breast cancer. It is also developing CELx tests to diagnose 14 new potential cancer sub-types in breast, lung, colon, ovarian, kidney, bladder, and hematological cancers. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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