Trade-Ideas LLC identified

National Beverage

(

FIZZ

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

  • FIZZ has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $7.1 million.
  • FIZZ has traded 133,724 shares today.
  • FIZZ is trading at 3.18 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • FIZZ is trading at a new high 4.04% above yesterday's close.

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More details on FIZZ:

National Beverage Corp., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells a portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in the United States. FIZZ has a PE ratio of 48.

The average volume for National Beverage has been 108,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Beverage has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.80 and a short float of 6.7% with 5.91 days to cover. Shares are up 28.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates National Beverage as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • FIZZ 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. To add to this, FIZZ has a quick ratio of 2.23, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP has improved earnings per share by 26.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.06 versus $0.93 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Beverages industry. The net income increased by 27.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $8.81 million to $11.24 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 130.87% to $12.66 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -47.25%.

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