Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Trade-Ideas LLC identified New Gold (NGD) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified New Gold as such a stock due to the following factors:
- NGD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $43.0 million.
- NGD has traded 4.6 million shares today.
- NGD is down 4.1% today.
- NGD was up 5.1% yesterday.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in NGD with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for NGD NOW at Trade-IdeasMore details on NGD: New Gold Inc., a gold mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, extraction, processing, and reclamation of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. NGD has a PE ratio of 18.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate New Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.The average volume for New Gold has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. New has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 29.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:TheStreet Quant Ratings rates New Gold as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.Highlights from the ratings report include:
- NGD's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.31, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 6.70, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, NEW GOLD INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 26.41%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 40.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$22.50 million or 148.70% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
- You can view the full New Gold Ratings Report.
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