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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Monster Worldwide

(

MWW

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

  • MWW has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $16.6 million.
  • MWW has traded 1.2 million shares today.
  • MWW is trading at 19.73 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • MWW is trading at a new high 8.01% above yesterday's close.

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More details on MWW:

Monster Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile employment solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Careers-North America, Careers-International, and Internet Advertising & Fees. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Monster Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Monster Worldwide has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Monster Worldwide has a market cap of $644.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 3.68 and a short float of 29.4% with 10.76 days to cover. Shares are up 56.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Monster Worldwide as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 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 Internet Software & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 3167.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.03 million to -$1.04 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, MONSTER WORLDWIDE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $16.05 million or 35.55% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The gross profit margin for MONSTER WORLDWIDE INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 12.98%. Regardless of MWW's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, MWW's net profit margin of -0.57% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • MONSTER WORLDWIDE INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MONSTER WORLDWIDE INC swung to a loss, reporting -$3.31 versus $0.01 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.43 versus -$3.31).

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