Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ: PBYI) and Qiagen (NASDAQ:QGEN) are both mid-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Puma Biotechnology and Qiagen, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.0% of Puma Biotechnology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of Qiagen shares are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of Puma Biotechnology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of Qiagen shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Puma Biotechnology has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiagen has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Puma Biotechnology and Qiagen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Puma Biotechnology and Qiagen’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Puma Biotechnology||N/A||N/A||-$276.01 million||($8.19)||-12.95|
|Qiagen||$1.34 billion||5.39||$80.40 million||$0.39||81.21|
Qiagen has higher revenue and earnings than Puma Biotechnology. Puma Biotechnology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qiagen, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Qiagen beats Puma Biotechnology on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Puma Biotechnology Company Profile
Puma Biotechnology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer. The Company focuses on in-licensing the development and commercialization rights to over three drug candidates, including PB272 (neratinib (oral)), PB272 (neratinib (intravenous)) and PB357. Neratinib is a potent irreversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that blocks signal transduction through the epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs), HER1, HER2 and HER4. Its initial focus is on the development of neratinib as an oral treatment of patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer. It focuses on developing neratinib as an intravenously administered agent. The intravenous version of neratinib resulted in exposure levels of neratinib in pre-clinical models. Its product candidate, PB357, is an orally administered agent that is an irreversible TKI that blocks signal transduction through the epidermal growth factor receptors.
Qiagen Company Profile
QIAGEN N.V. (QIAGEN) is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing Sample to Insight solutions that transform biological samples into molecular insights. Its Sample to Insight solutions integrate sample and assay technologies, bioinformatics and automation systems. Its sample technologies are used for isolating and preparing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins from blood or other liquids, tissue, plants or other materials. Its assay technologies make these biomolecules visible for analysis, such as identifying the genetic information of a pathogen or a gene mutation in a tumor. Its bioinformatics solutions interpret data to provide actionable insights. The Company’s automation platforms based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR), next-generation sequencing (NGS) and other technologies tie these together in molecular testing workflows from Sample to Insight.
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