Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ: GALE) is one of 116 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Galena Biopharma to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Galena Biopharma and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Galena Biopharma N/A -$23.48 million -0.19
Galena Biopharma Competitors $8.20 billion $2.68 billion -1.59

Galena Biopharma’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Galena Biopharma. Galena Biopharma is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Galena Biopharma and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Galena Biopharma 0 2 0 0 2.00
Galena Biopharma Competitors 840 3772 6796 185 2.55

Galena Biopharma currently has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,078.90%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 24.79%. Given Galena Biopharma’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Galena Biopharma is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Galena Biopharma has a beta of 1.82, meaning that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Galena Biopharma’s rivals have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Galena Biopharma and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Galena Biopharma N/A -76.75% -28.16%
Galena Biopharma Competitors -2,859.74% -67.95% -9.23%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.5% of Galena Biopharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.3% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Galena Biopharma shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Galena Biopharma rivals beat Galena Biopharma on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Galena Biopharma

Galena Biopharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing targeted oncology therapeutics that address unmet medical needs. The Company’s development portfolio ranges from mid- to late-stage clinical assets, including cancer immunotherapy program led by NeuVax (nelipepimut-S), GALE-301 and GALE-302. The Company’s NeuVax is in Phase III breast cancer clinical trial with several concurrent Phase II trials ongoing both as a single agent and in combination with other therapies. GALE-301 is in a Phase IIa clinical trial in ovarian and endometrial cancers and in a Phase Ib clinical trial given sequentially with GALE-302. The Company’s therapies utilize an immunodominant peptide combined with the immune adjuvant, recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF, Leukine), and work by harnessing the patient’s own immune system to seek out and attack any residual cancer cells.

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