Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Polarityte (NASDAQ:COOL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Symantec and Polarityte, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Symantec currently has a consensus target price of $27.81, suggesting a potential upside of 30.22%. Polarityte has a consensus target price of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 132.47%. Given Polarityte’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Polarityte is more favorable than Symantec.
Volatility & Risk
Symantec has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Polarityte has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Symantec and Polarityte’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Symantec||$4.85 billion||2.74||$1.16 billion||$0.95||22.48|
|Polarityte||$6.69 million||89.02||-$130.82 million||N/A||N/A|
Symantec has higher revenue and earnings than Polarityte.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.6% of Symantec shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.9% of Polarityte shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Symantec shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 59.9% of Polarityte shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Symantec pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Polarityte does not pay a dividend. Symantec pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Symantec and Polarityte’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Symantec beats Polarityte on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Symantec Company Profile
Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. This segment also offers LifeLock-branded identity protection services, such as identifying and notifying users of identity-related and other events, and assisting users in remediating their impact; and digital safety platform designed to protect information across devices, customer identities, and the connected homes and families. The Enterprise Security segment provides endpoint protection products, endpoint management, messaging protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, Website security, and advanced Web and cloud security offerings. Its enterprise endpoint, network security, and management offerings supports evolving endpoints and networks, as well as provides an integrated cyber defense platform. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, direct marketing and co-marketing programs, e-commerce and telesales platforms, distributors, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, employee benefits providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Polarityte Company Profile
PolarityTE, Inc. operates as commercial-stage biotechnology and regenerative biomaterials company in the United States. The company focuses on discovering, designing and developing a range of regenerative tissue products and biomaterials for the fields of medicine, biomedical engineering, and material sciences. Its PolarityTE platform would be able to provide transform tissue regeneration, including potential regeneration of multiple tissue substrates, such as skin, bone, muscle, fat, cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels, as well as neural elements, solid and hollow organ composite tissue systems. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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