Critical Comparison: Star (NASDAQ:STHO) and Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD)

Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOODGet Rating) and Star (NASDAQ:STHOGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gladstone Commercial and Star’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gladstone Commercial $150.00 million 2.96 $9.30 million ($0.11) -100.91
Star N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Gladstone Commercial has higher revenue and earnings than Star.


This table compares Gladstone Commercial and Star’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gladstone Commercial 5.52% 4.01% 0.69%
Star N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Gladstone Commercial and Star, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gladstone Commercial 0 1 2 0 2.67
Star 0 0 0 0 N/A

Gladstone Commercial presently has a consensus price target of $16.83, indicating a potential upside of 51.65%. Given Gladstone Commercial’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gladstone Commercial is more favorable than Star.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

45.8% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Gladstone Commercial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Gladstone Commercial beats Star on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gladstone Commercial

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Gladstone Commercial Corp. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, managing and ownership of office and industrial properties. It operates through the Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina, and All Other States geographic locations. The company was founded by David John Gladstone on February 14, 2003 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

About Star

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Star Holdings engages in the non-ground lease related commercial real estate businesses principally in the United States. Star Holdings is based in New York.

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