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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Vail Resorts



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

  • MTN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $22.8 million.
  • MTN has traded 140.93999999999999772626324556767940521240234375 options contracts today.
  • MTN is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • MTN has a PE ratio of 39.
  • MTN is mentioned 0.45 times per day on StockTwits.
  • MTN has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • MTN is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • MTN is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • MTN is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • MTN is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on MTN:

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.1%. MTN has a PE ratio of 39. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vail Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Vail Resorts has been 220,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vail has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 0.57 and a short float of 5.1% with 7.34 days to cover. Shares are up 29.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Vail Resorts 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 1.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 19.6%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • VAIL RESORTS INC has improved earnings per share by 7.7% 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 year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, VAIL RESORTS INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.97 versus $0.66 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.58 versus $2.97).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry average. The net income increased by 6.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$75.36 million to -$70.14 million.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 35.40% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.94, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.41 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.

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