Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Beneficial Bancorp



) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Beneficial Bancorp as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • BNCL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $7.3 million.
  • BNCL has traded 5.26869999999999993889332472463138401508331298828125 options contracts today.
  • BNCL is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • BNCL has a PE ratio of 41.
  • BNCL is mentioned 0.61 times per day on StockTwits.
  • BNCL has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • BNCL is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • BNCL is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • BNCL is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • BNCL is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on BNCL:

Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for Beneficial Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area. BNCL has a PE ratio of 41. Currently there are no analysts that rate Beneficial Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Beneficial Bancorp has been 513,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Beneficial has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 0.56 and a short float of 2.6% with 3.85 days to cover. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Beneficial Bancorp as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 8.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • BENEFICIAL BANCORP INC reported significant earnings per share improvement 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 two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, BENEFICIAL BANCORP INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.22 versus $0.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.29 versus $0.22).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Thrifts & Mortgage Finance industry. The net income increased by 54.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $4.58 million to $7.06 million.
  • The gross profit margin for BENEFICIAL BANCORP INC is currently very high, coming in at 92.72%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 16.35% trails 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. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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