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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Lumber Liquidators Holdings

(

LL

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Lumber Liquidators Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • LL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $300.6 million.
  • LL traded 31,367 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:36 AM.
  • LL is up 5.8% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on LL:

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. LL has a PE ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lumber Liquidators Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Lumber Liquidators Holdings has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lumber Liquidators has a market cap of $771.7 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.57 and a short float of 44.4% with 0.66 days to cover. Shares are down 57.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Lumber Liquidators Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 13.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.2%. 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.
  • LL 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. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.14 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HLDGS INC's earnings per share declined by 13.5% 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, LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HLDGS INC reported lower earnings of $2.31 versus $2.77 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 26.4% in earnings ($1.70 versus $2.31).
  • 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 Specialty Retail industry. The net income has decreased by 16.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $20.80 million to $17.35 million.

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