Contrasting Cue Biopharma (NASDAQ:CUE) & Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG)

Cue Biopharma (NASDAQ:CUE) and Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

16.6% of Cue Biopharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.8% of Rosetta Genomics shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.8% of Cue Biopharma shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cue Biopharma and Rosetta Genomics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cue Biopharma -3,233.51% -116.05% -90.83%
Rosetta Genomics N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cue Biopharma and Rosetta Genomics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cue Biopharma $1.14 million 135.45 -$38.98 million ($1.94) -3.83
Rosetta Genomics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rosetta Genomics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cue Biopharma.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cue Biopharma and Rosetta Genomics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cue Biopharma 0 0 1 0 3.00
Rosetta Genomics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cue Biopharma presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 95.15%. Rosetta Genomics has a consensus price target of $0.02, suggesting a potential downside of 95.35%. Given Cue Biopharma’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cue Biopharma is more favorable than Rosetta Genomics.

Cue Biopharma Company Profile

Cue Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops biologic drugs for the selective modulation of the human immune system to treat a range of cancers, chronic infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. Its lead drug candidate CUE-101, a protein biologic designed to target and activate antigen-specific T cells for human papilloma virus driven cancers. The company offers CUE-102, a non-viral antigen for cancers; CUE-103, an antigen; CUE-200 framework that includes CD80 and/or 4-1BBL to reactivate exhausted T cells and design to enhance antigen-specific T cell for the treatment of chronic infectious diseases; and CUE-300 framework to target various autoimmune diseases. It has collaboration agreements with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. for the research and development of its proprietary biologics that target various autoimmune disease indications; LG Chem Life Sciences for Immuno-selective targeting and alteration of T cells (STAT) in the field of oncology; and Albert Einstein College of Medicine to develop Immuno-STAT biologics for chronic infectious diseases. The company was formerly known as Imagen Biopharma, Inc. and changed its name to Cue Biopharma, Inc. in October 2016. Cue Biopharma, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Rosetta Genomics Company Profile

Rosetta Genomics Ltd. operates as a genomic diagnostics company worldwide. The company's microRNA technologies based diagnostic tests include RosettaGX Cancer Origin for the identification of the primary site of metastatic cancer; mi-KIDNEY, a kidney tumor classification test for pathology samples; RosettaGX Reveal for the diagnosis of indeterminate thyroid fine-needle aspirate samples; and mi-LUNG diagnostic tests. It also provides UroVysion, a urine-based Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) assay that is intended for use in conjunction with and not in lieu of current standard diagnostic procedures, as an aid for initial diagnosis of bladder carcinoma in patients with hematuria and subsequent monitoring for tumor recurrence in patients previously diagnosed with bladder cancer; and ERG/PTEN, which are FISH-based prognostic tests in prostate cancer. In addition, the company offers ALK/ROS1 that are FISH-based predictive tests indicated for patients who are diagnosed with late stage lung cancer; and PCR gene mutation analysis for bladder, lung, colon, and melanoma patients. The company provides its diagnostic solutions for oncologists, urologists, endocrinologists, cytopathologists, and other specialists to facilitate them in serving their patients. It has a license agreement with Max Planck Innovation GmbH for the rights to its proprietary microRNAs for diagnostics and research purposes. The company also has a collaboration agreement with Meir Medical Center to develop a microRNA classifier relating to patients with non-small cell lung cancer considered for treatment with immuno oncology drugs. Rosetta Genomics Ltd. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel.

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