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Today's Pre-Market Mover With Heavy Volume: ADT Corporation (ADT)

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 ADT Corporation (ADT) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified ADT Corporation as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ADT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $116.8 million.
  • ADT traded 363,784 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:23 AM, representing 10.6% of its average daily volume.

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More details on ADT:

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.1%. ADT has a PE ratio of 20.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for ADT Corporation has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ADT has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • ADT's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • ADT CORP (THE) has improved earnings per share by 12.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, ADT CORP (THE) increased its bottom line by earning $1.88 versus $0.40 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.08 versus $1.88).
  • ADT has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 17.61% from its price level of one year ago.
  • When compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, ADT CORP (THE)'s return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Commercial Services & Supplies industry average. The net income increased by 2.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $94.00 million to $96.00 million.

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