Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Fairmount Santrol Holdings



) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Fairmount Santrol Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FMSA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.6 million.
  • FMSA has traded 66,692 shares today.
  • FMSA is trading at 2.38 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • FMSA is trading at a new high 4.23% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on FMSA:

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides sand-based proppant solutions for exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their oil and gas wells. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fairmount Santrol Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Fairmount Santrol Holdings has been 551,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fairmount Santrol has a market cap of $625.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 81.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Fairmount Santrol Holdings as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 339.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $37.91 million to -$90.83 million.
  • The gross profit margin for FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDINGS is rather low; currently it is at 18.03%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -67.30% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $20.61 million or 72.36% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 57.50%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 354.54% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDINGS has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past year. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDINGS swung to a loss, reporting -$0.59 versus $0.54 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.45 versus -$0.59).

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