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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Frank's International

(

FI

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Frank's International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $13.0 million.
  • FI has traded 70,503 shares today.
  • FI is trading at 6.06 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • FI is trading at a new high 5.14% above yesterday's close.

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More details on FI:

Frank's International N.V. provides various engineered tubular services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.4%. FI has a PE ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Frank's International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Frank's International has been 588,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Frank's International has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Frank's International as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • FRANK'S INTL NV's earnings per share declined by 38.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FRANK'S INTL NV reported lower earnings of $1.03 versus $1.06 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 20.4% in earnings ($0.82 versus $1.03).
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 30.47%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 38.88% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Energy Equipment & Services industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 37.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $55.09 million to $34.61 million.
  • The gross profit margin for FRANK'S INTL NV is rather high; currently it is at 58.46%. Regardless of FI's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FI's net profit margin of 10.84% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • When compared to other companies in the Energy Equipment & Services industry and the overall market, FRANK'S INTL NV's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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