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Matador Resources (MTDR) Hits New Lifetime High Today

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Matador Resources ( MTDR) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Matador Resources as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MTDR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $22.0 million.
  • MTDR has traded 807,080 shares today.
  • MTDR is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on MTDR:

Matador Resources Company engages in the exploration, development, production, and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. MTDR has a PE ratio of 163.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Matador Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Matador Resources has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Matador has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 179.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Matador Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • MTDR's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 151.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for MATADOR RESOURCES CO is currently very high, coming in at 78.81%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 28.16% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • MTDR's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.26 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.43 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 305.88% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 155.42% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, however, we cannot assume that the stock's past performance is going to drive future results. Quite to the contrary, its sharp appreciation over the last year is one of the factors that should prompt investors to seek better opportunities elsewhere.
  • 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 Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, MATADOR RESOURCES CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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