TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) and Everyday Health (NYSE:EVDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitabiliy, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.9% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Everyday Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.8% of Everyday Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

TheStreet has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everyday Health has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for TheStreet and Everyday Health, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00
Everyday Health 0 4 0 0 2.00

TheStreet presently has a consensus price target of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 146.99%. Everyday Health has a consensus price target of $10.63, indicating a potential upside of 1.19%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe TheStreet is more favorable than Everyday Health.

Profitability

This table compares TheStreet and Everyday Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TheStreet -21.87% -1.28% -0.70%
Everyday Health -9.73% -14.40% -6.75%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TheStreet and Everyday Health’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TheStreet $62.38 million 0.48 $1.36 million ($0.38) -2.18
Everyday Health N/A N/A N/A ($0.93) -11.29

TheStreet has higher revenue and earnings than Everyday Health. Everyday Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TheStreet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

TheStreet beats Everyday Health on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TheStreet

TheStreet, Inc. (TheStreet) is a digital financial media company focused on the financial, and mergers and acquisitions environment. The Company’s collection of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a range of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. With a suite of digital services, TheStreet offers the tools and insights needed to make informed decisions about earning, investing, saving and spending money. TheStreet provides interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. Its subscription products are designed to address the needs of investors with various areas of interest, including fledgling investors, day and swing traders, and fundamental, technical and options traders. Its RateWatch business publishes bank rate market information on a subscription basis to financial institutions and government agencies.

About Everyday Health

Everyday Health, Inc., formerly Waterfront Media Inc., operates a digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare marketers that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. The Company’s platform combines content from brands, data and analytics. The Company’s segment is providing digital health marketing and communications solutions. The Company’s flagship brand, Everyday Health, is a health information portal that provides consumers with actionable health information intended to empower users to manage their health and wellness. The Company’s flagship professional property, MedPage Today, includes a team of approximately 30 journalists, including editors, reporters and videographers, and provides clinical news based on research findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as research reported at various medical conferences around the world.

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