Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Brandywine Realty

(

BDN

) 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 Brandywine Realty as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • BDN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $34.4 million.
  • BDN has traded 636,553 shares today.
  • BDN traded in a range 404% of the normal price range with a price range of $0.87.
  • BDN traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 62 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 62 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 BDN:

TheStreet Recommends

Brandywine Realty Trust is a publically owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in office, mixed-use, and industrial properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.6%. BDN has a PE ratio of 219. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Brandywine Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Brandywine Realty has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brandywine has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.95 and a short float of 2.6% with 1.36 days to cover. Shares are down 18.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Brandywine Realty as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 39.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $2.19 million to $3.06 million.
  • BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST has shown improvement in its earnings for its most recently reported quarter when compared with the same quarter a year earlier. 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, BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST swung to a loss, reporting -$0.01 versus $0.20 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.18 versus -$0.01).
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.52%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 2.10% significantly trails the industry average.

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