Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Franklin Street Properties

(

FSP

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

  • FSP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $3.3 million.
  • FSP has traded 73,128 shares today.
  • FSP is trading at 5.90 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • FSP is trading at a new high 6.03% above yesterday's close.

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More details on FSP:

Franklin Street Properties Corp. is a publicly traded hybrid real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in property acquisitions and dispositions, short-term financing, leasing, development and asset management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.2%. FSP has a PE ratio of 53. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Franklin Street Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Franklin Street Properties has been 275,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Franklin Street has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.63 and a short float of 3.4% with 13.28 days to cover. Shares are up 20.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Franklin Street Properties as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • FSP's revenue growth trails the industry average of 11.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.9%. 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.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact in either direction, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $24.57 million or 19.86% 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.
  • 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 58.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.90 million to $1.61 million.

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