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Trade-Ideas: Jarden Corporation (JAH) Is Today's "Barbarian At The Gate" Stock

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 Jarden Corporation (JAH) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Jarden Corporation as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • JAH has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $28.3 million.
  • JAH has traded 977,317 shares today.
  • JAH traded in a range 314.2% of the normal price range with a price range of $2.31.
  • JAH traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 19 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 19 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Barbarian at the Gate' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying positive price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, 'resistance' while at the same time the range of the stock s movement in price is more than twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves higher.

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More details on JAH:

Jarden Corporation manufactures, markets, and distributes consumer products in the Unites States and internationally. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Jarden Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Jarden Corporation has been 930,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Jarden has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. The stock has a beta of 1.24 and a short float of 4.2% with 6.13 days to cover.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Jarden Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • JAH's revenue growth trails the industry average of 21.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.0%. 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.
  • JARDEN CORP' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, JARDEN CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.09 versus $1.54 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.26 versus $2.09).
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, JAH's share price has jumped by 34.38%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $164.80 million or 1.43% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 1.43%, JARDEN CORP is still significantly exceeding the industry average of -327.06%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.44 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, JAH's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.11, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.

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