Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT) is one of 185 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Galectin Therapeutics to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Galectin Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Galectin Therapeutics Competitors||-4,613.86%||-476.55%||-40.71%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Galectin Therapeutics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Galectin Therapeutics Competitors||543||2443||6657||131||2.65|
Galectin Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 67.79%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 14.47%. Given Galectin Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Galectin Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
10.8% of Galectin Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.8% of Galectin Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Galectin Therapeutics has a beta of 2.55, meaning that its stock price is 155% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Galectin Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 1.53, meaning that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Galectin Therapeutics and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Galectin Therapeutics||N/A||-$21.43 million||-5.32|
|Galectin Therapeutics Competitors||$217.36 million||-$39.57 million||-62.08|
Galectin Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Galectin Therapeutics. Galectin Therapeutics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Galectin Therapeutics beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Galectin Therapeutics
Galectin Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in drug research and development to create therapies for fibrotic disease and cancer. The Company’s drug candidates are based on its method of targeting galectin proteins, which are mediators of biologic and pathologic functions. It uses naturally occurring, readily-available plant materials as starting material in manufacturing processes to create complex carbohydrates with specific molecular weights and other pharmaceutical properties. The Company has two product candidates, GR-MD-02 and GM-CT-01. The Company’s galectin-3 inhibitor is GR-MD-02. The Company is focusing on development of GR-MD-02 intended to be used in the treatment of liver fibrosis associated with fatty liver disease (NASH), moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and in cancer therapy in combination with immune-system modifying agent(s). GM-CT-01 is a compound that continues to be explored in preclinical studies.
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