Trade-Ideas LLC identified

American International Group

(

AIG

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified American International Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AIG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $386.1 million.
  • AIG traded 27,954 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:04 AM.
  • AIG is up 8.3% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on AIG:

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products and services for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in the United States, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.8%. AIG has a PE ratio of 12. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate American International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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The average volume for American International Group has been 8.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American International Group has a market cap of $79.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. The stock has a beta of 1.13 and a short float of 1.2% with 2.79 days to cover. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates American International Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Although AIG's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 13.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 3.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.34%. Regardless of AIG's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AIG's net profit margin of 11.57% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $105.00 million or 89.09% 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.

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