DCT Industrial (DCT) Is Today's Strong And Under The Radar Stock - TheStreet

Trade-Ideas LLC identified

DCT Industrial

(

DCT

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

  • DCT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $19.0 million.
  • DCT has traded 20.193999999999999062083588796667754650115966796875 options contracts today.
  • DCT is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • DCT has a PE ratio of 39.
  • DCT is mentioned 0.52 times per day on StockTwits.
  • DCT has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • DCT is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • DCT is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • DCT is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • DCT 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 DCT:

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. operates as a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm provides its services to companies. Through its fund, it engages in the ownership, operation, and development of real estate properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. DCT has a PE ratio of 39. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DCT Industrial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for DCT Industrial has been 851,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. DCT Industrial has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.98 and a short float of 5.8% with 6.77 days to cover. Shares are up 7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates DCT Industrial as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • DCT's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.7%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • 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. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC's earnings per share declined by 43.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. 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, DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.54 versus -$0.12 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.70 versus $0.54).
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $51.57 million or 6.08% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 9.44%.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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