Trade-Ideas LLC identified Diamond Resorts International ( DRII) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Diamond Resorts International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • DRII has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $23.1 million.
  • DRII has traded 327,816 shares today.
  • DRII is trading at 14.76 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • DRII is trading at a new high 7.10% above yesterday's close.

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More details on DRII: Diamond Resorts International, Inc. operates in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry in the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. DRII has a PE ratio of 1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Diamond Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. The average volume for Diamond Resorts International has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Diamond Resorts International has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 51.5% with 15.39 days to cover. Shares are down 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Diamond Resorts International as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • DRII's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 10.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 16.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • DIAMOND RESORTS INTL 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. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, DIAMOND RESORTS INTL increased its bottom line by earning $2.00 versus $0.76 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.12 versus $2.00).
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. In comparison to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, DIAMOND RESORTS INTL has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $34.63 million or 16.76% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 16.76%, DIAMOND RESORTS INTL is still significantly exceeding the industry average of -72.96%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.49 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.

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