Trade-Ideas LLC identified

iKang Healthcare Group

(

KANG

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

  • KANG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $22.4 million.
  • KANG has traded 527.163999999999987267074175179004669189453125 options contracts today.
  • KANG is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • KANG has a PE ratio of 39.
  • KANG is mentioned 1.26 times per day on StockTwits.
  • KANG has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • KANG is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • KANG is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • KANG is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • KANG 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 KANG:

iKang Healthcare Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides preventive healthcare solutions in the People's Republic of China. It operates in two segments, Medical Examinations and Other Medical Services, and Dental Services. KANG has a PE ratio of 39.

The average volume for iKang Healthcare Group has been 750,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. iKang Healthcare Group has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates iKang Healthcare Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 22.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.67, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.16, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The gross profit margin for IKANG HEALTHCARE GROUP -ADR is rather high; currently it is at 56.71%. Regardless of KANG's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, KANG's net profit margin of 15.22% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • 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 Health Care Providers & Services industry and the overall market, IKANG HEALTHCARE GROUP -ADR's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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