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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

LDR

(

LDRH

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

  • LDRH has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $14.9 million.
  • LDRH traded 103,057 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:35 AM, representing 25.4% of its average daily volume.

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More details on LDRH:

LDR Holding Corporation, a medical device company, focuses on designing and commercializing various surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate LDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for LDR has been 380,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. LDR has a market cap of $644.6 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates LDR as a

sell

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

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • LDR HOLDING CORP 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. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LDR HOLDING CORP reported poor results of -$0.57 versus -$0.44 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 41.2% in earnings (-$0.81 versus -$0.57).
  • 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 Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 139.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.18 million to -$7.64 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and the overall market, LDR HOLDING CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$8.81 million or 20.44% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, LDR HOLDING CORP has marginally lower results.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 47.35%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 116.66% 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.

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