Gazit-Globe (NYSE: GZT) and Redfin Corp. (NASDAQ:RDFN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gazit-Globe and Redfin Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazit-Globe 0 1 3 0 2.75
Redfin Corp. 0 4 2 0 2.33

Gazit-Globe currently has a consensus target price of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 29.18%. Redfin Corp. has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.47%. Given Gazit-Globe’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gazit-Globe is more favorable than Redfin Corp..

Dividends

Gazit-Globe pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Redfin Corp. does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.8% of Gazit-Globe shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gazit-Globe and Redfin Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazit-Globe -16.74% 3.30% 1.24%
Redfin Corp. N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gazit-Globe and Redfin Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazit-Globe $1.38 billion 1.39 $795.46 million N/A N/A
Redfin Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Gazit-Globe has higher revenue and earnings than Redfin Corp..

Summary

Gazit-Globe beats Redfin Corp. on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gazit-Globe

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets. It operates internationally through its publicly traded and privately held subsidiaries. It operates in more than 20 countries, and owns and manages approximately 430 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.5 million square meters. The Company’s properties include Kista Galleria, Iso Omena, Potrero Center, Yorkville Village, Atrium Promenada, Serramonte Shopping Center, Galeria Dominikanska, Westbury Plaza, Northgate Centre, San Pelegrino Shopping Mall, G Tzameret, Kosice Optima Shopping Center, Coens Galerie, Parkway Mall, Rutherford Marketplace, Atrium Copernicus, Atrium Biala, Molo Shopping Center, Wentorf Shopping Center, Plaza Escuela and Mount Royal Village.

About Redfin Corp.

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

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