TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) and CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TheStreet -21.87% -1.30% -0.71%
CoreLogic 4.99% 17.07% 4.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for TheStreet and CoreLogic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TheStreet 0 0 2 0 3.00
CoreLogic 1 3 3 0 2.29

TheStreet presently has a consensus price target of $2.05, indicating a potential upside of 146.99%. CoreLogic has a consensus price target of $44.14, indicating a potential downside of 2.73%. Given TheStreet’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TheStreet is more favorable than CoreLogic.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TheStreet and CoreLogic’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TheStreet $62.38 million 0.48 $19,389.00 ($0.38) -2.18
CoreLogic $1.91 billion 2.00 $404.81 million $1.09 41.63

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

Risk & Volatility

TheStreet has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreLogic has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.3% of TheStreet shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of CoreLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of TheStreet shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of CoreLogic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CoreLogic beats TheStreet on 10 of the 13 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 CoreLogic

CoreLogic, Inc. is a provider of property information, analytics and data-enabled services. The Company provides detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, property risk and replacement cost, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. Its segments include Property Intelligence (PI), Risk Management and Work Flow (RMW), and Corporate. The Property Intelligence segment owns or licenses real property, mortgage and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, property risk and replacement cost, natural hazard data, geospatial data, parcel maps and mortgage-backed securities information. The RMW segment owns or licenses real property information, mortgage information and consumer information, which includes loan information, property sales and characteristic information, natural hazard data, parcel maps, employment verification, criminal records and eviction records.

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