Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Carter's

(

CRI

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Carter's as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • CRI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $112.1 million.
  • CRI has traded 492,436 shares today.
  • CRI is trading at 21.65 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • CRI is trading at a new high 11.15% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on CRI:

Carter's, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, source, and market branded childrenswear under the Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, OshKosh, and other brands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. CRI has a PE ratio of 2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carter's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Carter's has been 786,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carter's has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.28 and a short float of 3.4% with 1.07 days to cover. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Carter's as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. 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.
  • CARTER'S INC has improved earnings per share by 22.8% 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, CARTER'S INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.63 versus $2.77 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.52 versus $3.63).
  • 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry average. The net income increased by 20.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $65.89 million to $79.33 million.
  • CRI's revenue growth trails the industry average of 17.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, CARTER'S INC's return on equity exceeds that of the industry average and significantly exceeds that of the S&P 500.

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