Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Finish Line

(

FINL

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

  • FINL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $29.5 million.
  • FINL traded 239,239 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:08 AM, representing 18.4% of its average daily volume.

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More details on FINL:

The Finish Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the United States. It operates Finish Line stores that offer athletic shoes, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. FINL has a PE ratio of 14. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Finish Line a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Finish Line has been 792,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Finish Line has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.43 and a short float of 11.7% with 3.49 days to cover. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Finish Line as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • FINISH LINE INC has improved earnings per share by 20.0% 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 two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, FINISH LINE INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.71 versus $1.56 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.79 versus $1.71).
  • 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 Specialty Retail industry average. The net income increased by 10.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $12.44 million to $13.79 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 10.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • FINL has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.73 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.

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