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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Enpro Industries

(

NPO

) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Enpro Industries as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • NPO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $16.9 million.
  • NPO traded 37,325 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:55 AM, representing 17.4% of its average daily volume.

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More details on NPO:

EnPro Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial products primarily in the United States and Europe. The company operates through three segments: Sealing Products, Engineered Products, and Engine Products and Services. NPO has a PE ratio of 46.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Enpro Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Enpro Industries has been 152,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Enpro has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. The stock has a beta of 1.54 and a short float of 9.7% with 7.80 days to cover. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Enpro Industries as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, NPO's share price has jumped by 36.42%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. 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.
  • Despite the weak revenue results, NPO has outperformed against the industry average of 21.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 38.26% is the gross profit margin for ENPRO INDUSTRIES INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of NPO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 2.02% trails the industry average.
  • NPO's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that NPO's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 0.69 is low and demonstrates weak liquidity.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Machinery industry and the overall market, ENPRO INDUSTRIES INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

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