Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) and Energizer (NYSE:ENR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Manhattan Scientifics and Energizer, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Energizer has a consensus price target of $60.44, suggesting a potential upside of 31.32%. Given Energizer’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Energizer is more favorable than Manhattan Scientifics.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.2% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.0% of Energizer shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Energizer shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Manhattan Scientifics has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energizer has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Energizer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Energizer pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Manhattan Scientifics does not pay a dividend. Energizer pays out 35.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Energizer has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Energizer’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Energizer has higher revenue and earnings than Manhattan Scientifics.
Energizer beats Manhattan Scientifics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Manhattan Scientifics
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc., a technology incubator company, focuses on the technology transfer and commercialization of transformative technologies in the areas of nanotechnology applications in medicine in the United States. It develops cancer detection technology and nanostructured metal technologies. The company was formerly known as Grand Enterprises, Inc. Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in New York, New York.
Energizer Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes household batteries, specialty batteries, and lighting products worldwide. It offers lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide batteries under the Energizer and Eveready brands, as well as primary, rechargeable, specialty, and hearing aid products. The company also provides headlights, lanterns, children's lights, and area lights, as well as flash lights under the Energizer, Eveready, Hard Case, Dolphin, and WeatherReady brands. In addition, it licenses the Energizer and Eveready brands to companies developing consumer solutions in gaming, automotive batteries, portable power for critical devices, LED light bulbs, and other lighting products. Further, the company designs and markets automotive fragrance and appearance products under the Nu Finish, Scratch Doctor, Refresh Your Car!, California Scents, Driven, Bahama & Co., LEXOL, and Eagle One brands. It sells its products through direct sales force, third party distributors, and wholesalers; and through various retail locations, including mass merchandisers and warehouse clubs, food stores, drug and convenience stores, electronics specialty stores and department stores, hardware and automotive centers, military stores, and brick and mortar retailers, as well as through e-commerce. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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