Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Hudson Pacific Properties

(

HPP

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

  • HPP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $19.8 million.
  • HPP traded 135,002 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:56 AM, representing 19.8% of its average daily volume.

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More details on HPP:

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. operates as a vertically integrated real estate trust (REIT) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Hudson Pacific Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Hudson Pacific Properties has been 729,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hudson Pacific has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.81 and a short float of 3.8% with 2.78 days to cover. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Hudson Pacific Properties as a

hold

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

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • HPP's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 11.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 144.2%. 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.
  • After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that HPP's price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don't lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. 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.
  • HUDSON PACIFIC PPTYS INC 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, HUDSON PACIFIC PPTYS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.14 versus $0.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.09 versus -$0.14).
  • 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, HUDSON PACIFIC PPTYS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for HUDSON PACIFIC PPTYS INC is rather low; currently it is at 20.53%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.69% significantly trails the industry average.

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