Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Capital Bank Financial



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

  • CBF has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $5.3 million.
  • CBF has traded 0.91039999999999998703259507237817160785198211669921875 options contracts today.
  • CBF is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • CBF has a PE ratio of 31.
  • CBF is mentioned 0.52 times per day on StockTwits.
  • CBF has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • CBF is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • CBF is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • CBF is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • CBF is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on CBF:

Capital Bank Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Capital Bank, National Association that provides various commercial and consumer banking products and services in the southeastern region of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. CBF has a PE ratio of 31. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Capital Bank Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Capital Bank Financial has been 158,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Capital Bank Financial has a market cap of $987.1 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 0.23 and a short float of 8.6% with 13.99 days to cover. Shares are up 24.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Capital Bank Financial as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • CBF's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • CAPITAL BANK FINANCIAL CORP has improved earnings per share by 22.2% 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, CAPITAL BANK FINANCIAL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.03 versus $0.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.27 versus $1.03).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Commercial Banks industry average. The net income increased by 15.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $13.24 million to $15.32 million.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 30.01% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
  • The gross profit margin for CAPITAL BANK FINANCIAL CORP is currently very high, coming in at 90.17%. Regardless of CBF's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 19.11% trails the industry average.

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