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Trade-Ideas LLC identified




) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified DineEquity as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • DIN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $11.2 million.
  • DIN has traded 86,729 shares today.
  • DIN is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on DIN:

DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, franchises, and operates full-service restaurant chains in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.3%. DIN has a PE ratio of 11.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DineEquity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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The average volume for DineEquity has been 107,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. DineEquity has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 4.3% with 3.56 days to cover. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates DineEquity as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The gross profit margin for DINEEQUITY INC is rather high; currently it is at 61.19%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 10.71% trails the industry average.
  • DIN's share price has surged by 29.00% over the past year, reflecting the market's general trend, despite their weak earnings growth during the last quarter. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, DIN should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • DINEEQUITY INC' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DINEEQUITY INC increased its bottom line by earning $6.63 versus $3.87 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 39.7% in earnings ($4.00 versus $6.63).
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 0.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 31.1%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

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