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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Federal Realty Investment



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

  • FRT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $37.1 million.
  • FRT has traded 8.6119000000000003325340003357268869876861572265625 options contracts today.
  • FRT is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • FRT has a PE ratio of 61.
  • FRT is mentioned 0.52 times per day on StockTwits.
  • FRT has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • FRT is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • FRT is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • FRT is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • FRT is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on FRT:

Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.6%. FRT has a PE ratio of 61. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Federal Realty Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Federal Realty Investment has been 405,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Federal Realty Investment has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.31 and a short float of 5.3% with 9.67 days to cover. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Federal Realty Investment as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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:

  • FRT's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TR has improved earnings per share by 8.7% 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, FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TR increased its bottom line by earning $2.42 versus $2.08 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.79 versus $2.42).
  • 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 11.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $47.08 million to $52.45 million.
  • 46.15% is the gross profit margin for FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TR which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 28.25% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $87.50 million or 25.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 9.44%.

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