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Trade-Ideas: Talisman Energy (TLM) Is Today's Post-Market Leader 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 Talisman Energy ( TLM) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Talisman Energy as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TLM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $81.0 million.
  • TLM is up 3.1% today from today's close.

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More details on TLM:

Talisman Energy Inc., an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, production, transportation, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Talisman Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Talisman Energy has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Talisman Energy has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Talisman Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • TALISMAN ENERGY INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, TALISMAN ENERGY INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.02 versus $0.31 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 50.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $196.00 million to $97.00 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, TALISMAN ENERGY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $357.00 million or 55.87% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The share price of TALISMAN ENERGY INC has not done very well: it is down 8.79% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when 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.

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