Data Storage (OTCMKTS:DTST) and Corelogic (NYSE:CLGX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Data Storage has a beta of 3.47, suggesting that its stock price is 247% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corelogic has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Data Storage and Corelogic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Data Storage||$8.89 million||2.09||$260,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Corelogic||$1.79 billion||1.85||$121.86 million||$2.36||17.46|
Corelogic has higher revenue and earnings than Data Storage.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Data Storage and Corelogic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Corelogic has a consensus price target of $45.38, suggesting a potential upside of 10.13%. Given Corelogic’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Corelogic is more favorable than Data Storage.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.7% of Corelogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Corelogic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Data Storage and Corelogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Corelogic beats Data Storage on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Data Storage
Data Storage Corporation provides disaster recovery, business continuity, cloud storage, and cloud computing solutions and services primarily in the United States. The company's solutions assist organizations in protecting their data, minimize downtime, and ensure regulatory compliance. Its solutions include infrastructure-as-a-service, data backup, recovery and restore, and data replication services; email archival and compliance; eDiscovery; continuous data protection; data de-duplication; and virtualized system recovery, as well as hybrid cloud services. The company offers its solutions and services to businesses in healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government sectors. Data Storage Corporation is headquartered in Melville, New York.
CoreLogic, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides property information, insight, analytics, and data-enabled solutions in North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Property Intelligence & Risk Management Solutions (PIRM) and Underwriting & Workflow Solutions (UWS). The PIRM segment combines property information, mortgage information, and consumer information to deliver housing market and property-level insights, predictive analytics, and risk management capabilities. This segment also offers proprietary technology and software platforms to access, automate, or track this information and assist its clients with decision-making and compliance tools in the real estate industry, insurance industry, and the single and multifamily industry. It primarily serves commercial banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, investment banks, fixed-income investors, real estate agents, MLS companies, property and casualty insurance companies, title insurance companies, government agencies, and government-sponsored enterprises. The UWS segment combines property information, mortgage information, and consumer information to provide comprehensive mortgage origination and monitoring solutions, including underwriting-related solutions, and data-enabled valuations and appraisals. This segment also provides proprietary technology and software platforms to access, automate, or track this information and assist its clients with vetting and onboarding prospects, and meeting compliance regulations, as well as understanding, diagnosing, and monitoring property values. It primarily serves mortgage lenders and servicers, credit unions, commercial banks, fixed-income investors, government agencies, and property and casualty insurance companies. The company was formerly known as The First American Corporation and changed its name to CoreLogic, Inc. in June 2010. CoreLogic, Inc. was incorporated in 1894 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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