TOP SHIPS (NASDAQ:TOPS) and DHT (NASDAQ:DHT) Head to Head Contrast

TOP SHIPS (NASDAQ:TOPS) and DHT (NYSE:DHT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.0% of TOP SHIPS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of DHT shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TOP SHIPS and DHT, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TOP SHIPS00103.00
DHT01502.83

TOP SHIPS currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.30%. DHT has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.64%. Given TOP SHIPS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe TOP SHIPS is more favorable than DHT.

Profitability

This table compares TOP SHIPS and DHT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TOP SHIPSN/AN/AN/A
DHT-0.54%1.10%0.52%

Volatility & Risk

TOP SHIPS has a beta of -0.33, meaning that its share price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, D....

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