Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Equity One

(

EQY

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

  • EQY has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $37.9 million.
  • EQY has traded 0.46270000000000000017763568394002504646778106689453125 options contracts today.
  • EQY is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • EQY has a PE ratio of 6.
  • EQY is mentioned 0.84 times per day on StockTwits.
  • EQY has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • EQY is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • EQY is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • EQY is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • EQY 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 EQY:

Equity One, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.3%. EQY has a PE ratio of 6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Equity One a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Equity One has been 829,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity One has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.78 and a short float of 3.5% with 1.75 days to cover. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Equity One as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • EQY's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • EQUITY ONE INC's earnings per share declined by 7.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EQUITY ONE INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.37 versus $0.31 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.48 versus $0.37).
  • 43.92% is the gross profit margin for EQUITY ONE INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of EQY'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 18.21% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has remained constant at $45.03 million with no significant change when compared to the same quarter last year. This quarter, EQUITY ONE INC's cash flow growth rate has remained relatively unchanged and is slightly below the industry average.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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