Momentive Global (NASDAQ:MNTV) and FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.
This table compares Momentive Global and FactSet Research Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FactSet Research Systems||24.80%||44.88%||20.23%|
This table compares Momentive Global and FactSet Research Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Momentive Global||$375.61 million||9.46||-$91.58 million||($0.65)||-37.08|
|FactSet Research Systems||$1.49 billion||10.36||$372.94 million||$10.87||37.69|
FactSet Research Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Momentive Global. Momentive Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FactSet Research Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Momentive Global has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FactSet Research Systems has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Momentive Global and FactSet Research Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FactSet Research Systems||3||5||2||0||1.90|
Momentive Global presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.03%. FactSet Research Systems has a consensus price target of $375.33, suggesting a potential downside of 8.39%. Given Momentive Global’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Momentive Global is more favorable than FactSet Research Systems.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.0% of Momentive Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.5% of FactSet Research Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Momentive Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of FactSet Research Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
FactSet Research Systems beats Momentive Global on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Momentive Global
Momentive Global, Inc. provides agile software solutions that help companies turn stakeholder feedback into action. Its platform empowers users to collect, analyze, and act on feedback from customers, employees, website and application users, and market research audiences. The company offers enterprise solutions for agile experience management and insights by three product brands: Momentive, GetFeedback and SurveyMonkey. Momentive Global was founded by Ryan Finley in 1999 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.
About FactSet Research Systems
FactSet Research Systems Inc. (the “”Company”” or “”FactSet””) is a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services for the investment and corporate communities. Since inception, global financial professionals have utilized the Company’s content and multi-asset class solutions across each stage of the investment process. FactSet’s goal is to provide a seamless user experience spanning idea generation, research, portfolio construction, trade execution, performance measurement, risk management, reporting, and portfolio analysis, in which the Company serves the front, middle, and back offices to drive productivity and improved performance. FactSet’s flexible, open data and technology solutions can be implemented both across the investment portfolio lifecycle or as standalone components serving different workflows in the organization. FactSet is focused on growing the business throughout each of its three segments, the Americas, EMEA (formerly known as Europe), and Asia Pacific. The Company primarily delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of Research, Analytics and Trading, Content and Technology Solutions (“”CTS””) and Wealt
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