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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

Directa Plus (DCTA) Competitors

GBX 18.25
+0.25 (+1.39%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

DCTA vs. HAYD, BIOM, ITX, IOF, ORR, PHC, 1SN, ECOB, CLA, and GLR

Should you be buying Directa Plus stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Directa Plus include Haydale Graphene Industries (HAYD), Biome Technologies (BIOM), Itaconix (ITX), Iofina (IOF), Oriole Resources (ORR), Plant Health Care (PHC), First Tin (1SN), Eco Buildings Group (ECOB), Celsius Resources (CLA), and Galileo Resources (GLR). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Directa Plus vs.

Directa Plus (LON:DCTA) and Haydale Graphene Industries (LON:HAYD) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, community ranking, risk, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

17.9% of Directa Plus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.7% of Haydale Graphene Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.1% of Directa Plus shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of Haydale Graphene Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Directa Plus has higher revenue and earnings than Haydale Graphene Industries. Directa Plus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Haydale Graphene Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Directa Plus£9.94M1.21-£4.44M-£0.06-304.17
Haydale Graphene Industries£4.30M1.86-£6.17M-£0.01-44.50

Haydale Graphene Industries received 103 more outperform votes than Directa Plus when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 80.39% of users gave Haydale Graphene Industries an outperform vote while only 67.55% of users gave Directa Plus an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Directa PlusOutperform Votes
102
67.55%
Underperform Votes
49
32.45%
Haydale Graphene IndustriesOutperform Votes
205
80.39%
Underperform Votes
50
19.61%

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Directa Plus
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
Haydale Graphene Industries
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Directa Plus has a net margin of -44.70% compared to Haydale Graphene Industries' net margin of -143.34%. Directa Plus' return on equity of -43.91% beat Haydale Graphene Industries' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Directa Plus-44.70% -43.91% -18.53%
Haydale Graphene Industries -143.34%-87.95%-25.75%

Directa Plus has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Haydale Graphene Industries has a beta of 1.87, suggesting that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Haydale Graphene Industries had 1 more articles in the media than Directa Plus. MarketBeat recorded 1 mentions for Haydale Graphene Industries and 0 mentions for Directa Plus. Directa Plus' average media sentiment score of 0.00 equaled Haydale Graphene Industries'average media sentiment score.

Company Overall Sentiment
Directa Plus Neutral
Haydale Graphene Industries Neutral

Summary

Haydale Graphene Industries beats Directa Plus on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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DCTA vs. The Competition

MetricDirecta PlusSpecialty Chemicals IndustryMaterials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£12.06M£9.52B£2.78B£1.61B
Dividend YieldN/A4.44%5.41%11.56%
P/E Ratio-304.17163.4098.662,061.88
Price / Sales1.211,083.321,094,157.96444,351.04
Price / Cash7.5118.5423.7734.06
Price / Book1.6611.093.392.60
Net Income-£4.44M£141.40M£196.98M£183.21M
7 Day Performance-5.44%-0.04%1.46%0.40%
1 Month Performance-10.10%-3.37%-0.85%0.23%
1 Year Performance-79.02%23.47%151.54%20.51%

Directa Plus Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HAYD
Haydale Graphene Industries
0 of 5 stars
GBX 0.45
flat
N/A-74.6%£8.01M£4.30M-44.5067
BIOM
Biome Technologies
0 of 5 stars
GBX 130
+8.3%
N/A+18.5%£4.91M£7.33M-448.2827Gap Up
ITX
Itaconix
0 of 5 stars
GBX 155
+21.6%
N/A+3,220.1%£20.91M£6.58M-968.7513Gap Up
High Trading Volume
IOF
Iofina
1.9189 of 5 stars
GBX 24.50
-1.0%
GBX 40
+63.3%
-23.2%£47.01M£47.32M612.5095Positive News
ORR
Oriole Resources
0 of 5 stars
GBX 0.32
-6.0%
N/A+116.1%£12.29MN/A-1.4013News Coverage
Gap Up
PHC
Plant Health Care
0 of 5 stars
GBX 3.62
-3.7%
N/A-67.1%£12.36M£11.82M-362.0056Gap Down
1SN
First Tin
0 of 5 stars
GBX 4.40
+1.1%
N/A-51.0%£11.68MN/A-440.0027
ECOB
Eco Buildings Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 15
flat
N/AN/A£11.54MN/A-500.002
CLA
Celsius Resources
0 of 5 stars
GBX 0.58
flat
N/AN/A£12.94MN/A0.00N/A
GLR
Galileo Resources
0 of 5 stars
GBX 1.15
flat
N/A-1.1%£13.34MN/A-13.001

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This page (LON:DCTA) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff