Analyzing Palatin Technologies (PTN) & Neogen (NEOG)

Palatin Technologies (NASDAQ:PTN) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Palatin Technologies and Neogen, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Palatin Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Neogen 0 1 1 0 2.50

Neogen has a consensus price target of $62.76, suggesting a potential upside of 1.18%. Given Neogen’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Neogen is more favorable than Palatin Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.9% of Neogen shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Neogen shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Palatin Technologies and Neogen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Palatin Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Neogen 14.96% 10.48% 9.55%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Palatin Technologies and Neogen’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Palatin Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Neogen $402.25 million 8.04 $63.14 million $1.21 51.26

Neogen has higher revenue and earnings than Palatin Technologies.

Summary

Neogen beats Palatin Technologies on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Palatin Technologies Company Profile

Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of various diseases in the United States. The company's principal product is Bremelanotide, an as needed subcutaneous injectable peptide melanocortin receptor agonist, which is in the Phase III clinical studies for the treatment of premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Its drug development programs also include melanocortin peptide system program, including PL-8177 is a selective melanocortin receptor 1 agonist peptide for inflammatory bowel diseases; and PL-8331, is a preclinical development candidate for treating ocular inflammation. In addition, the company develops natriuretic peptide system programs, including PL­3994, a natriuretic peptide receptor-A agonist for treatment of cardiovascular indications; and PL-5028, s dual natriuretic peptide receptor A and C agonist that is in preclinical development for cardiovascular diseases, such as reducing cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. Palatin Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Neogen Company Profile

Neogen Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets various products for food and animal safety worldwide. It operates through two segments, Food Safety and Animal Safety. The Food Safety segment primarily offers diagnostic test kits and complementary to detect dangerous and/or unintended substances in human food and animal feed, such as foodborne pathogens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, ruminant by-products, meat speciation, drug residues, pesticide residues, and general sanitation concerns; and AccuPoint Advanced rapid sanitation test for adenosine triphosphate, a chemical found in living cells. This segment offers its products primarily to food and feed, and grain processors and processors; meat and poultry processors, seafood processors, fruit and vegetable producers, and dairies; laboratories; and producers of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, veterinary vaccines, and nutraceutical products. The Animal Safety segment provides veterinary instruments, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, topical and diagnostic products, rodenticides, cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides, and genomics testing services for the animal safety market. This segment offers various products for researchers to detect biologically active substances. Its drug detection immunoassay test kits are used for the detection of abused and therapeutic drugs in farm and racing animals; detection of drug residues in meat and meat products; and human forensic toxicology drug screening applications. In addition, this segment's products are also used to maintain sanitary conditions and limit the potential hazards of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors and retail chains. Neogen Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.

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