Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GBT) and CytRx (NASDAQ:CYTR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Global Blood Therapeutics and CytRx, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Global Blood Therapeutics||0||0||13||0||3.00|
Risk and Volatility
Global Blood Therapeutics has a beta of 4.24, indicating that its stock price is 324% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CytRx has a beta of 2.27, indicating that its stock price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
85.7% of Global Blood Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of CytRx shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Global Blood Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of CytRx shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Global Blood Therapeutics and CytRx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Global Blood Therapeutics||N/A||-40.04%||-37.24%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Global Blood Therapeutics and CytRx’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Global Blood Therapeutics||N/A||N/A||-$82.46 million||($2.55)||-20.96|
CytRx has higher revenue and earnings than Global Blood Therapeutics. Global Blood Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CytRx, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
About Global Blood Therapeutics
Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing therapeutics to treat blood-based disorders. The Company is developing its initial product candidate, GBT440, as an oral, once-daily therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD). The Company is evaluating GBT440 in SCD in a Phase III clinical trial of GBT440 in adult and adolescent patients with SCD. GBT440 inhibits abnormal hemoglobin polymerization, the underlying mechanism of RBC sickling. The Company is also engaged in other research and development activities targeted towards hereditary angioedema (HAE). The Company’s GBT440 is an investigational drug that increases hemoglobin’s affinity for oxygen by binding to the alpha-chain of hemoglobin. GBT440 has been observed to keep a proportion of sickle hemoglobin (HbS), in its oxygenated state, where it cannot participate in polymerization.
CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The Company is focused on the clinical development of aldoxorubicin, its modified version of the chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin. It is engaged in Phase III trials for aldoxorubicin as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) whose tumors have progressed after treatment with chemotherapy. It is also involved in evaluating aldoxorubicin in a Phase IIb clinical trial in small cell lung cancer; a Phase II clinical trial in human immunodeficiency virus-related Kaposi’s sarcoma; a Phase II clinical trial in patients with late-stage glioblastoma (brain cancer); a Phase Ib trial in combination with ifosfamide in patients with STS, and a Phase Ib trial in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with metastatic solid tumors. It is engaged in the pre-clinical development for DK049, an anti-cancer drug conjugate that utilizes its Linker Activated Drug Release (LADR) technology.
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