Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) and SS & C Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC) are mid-sized technology companies, but is this a good stock? We compare the two companies based on their return, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendation, dividend and profitability.
94.4% of Citrix Systems is owned by institutional investors. 86.7% of SS & C Technologies’ shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Citrix Systems shares are owned by insiders. 17.6% of SS & C Technologies’ shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership means endowment, big fund managers and hedge funds think the stock is ready for long-term growth.
Risk and volatility
The Citrix beta of 1.41 means that its stock price is 41% higher than the S & P 500. In contrast, SS & C Technologies’ beta is 1.08, which means its stock price is 8% higher than the S & P 500.
Valuation and earnings
The table compares Citrix Systems and SS & C Technologies’ earnings, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Citrix Systems has higher revenue and revenue than SS & C technology. The price-earnings ratio for Citrix Systems is lower than SS & C Technologies, indicating that the current prices of both stocksare more affordable.