Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Blackhawk Network Holdings

(

HAWK

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Blackhawk Network Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HAWK has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $21.9 million.
  • HAWK has traded 12,916 shares today.
  • HAWK is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on HAWK:

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. provides a range of prepaid gift, telecom, and debit cards; and related prepaid products and payment services. HAWK has a PE ratio of 53. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Blackhawk Network Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Blackhawk Network Holdings has been 535,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Blackhawk Network has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.07 and a short float of 18.4% with 3.48 days to cover. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Blackhawk Network Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 27.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 31.1%. 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$26.22 million or 49.60% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BLACKHAWK NETWORK HLDGS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -11.27%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.70, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.73 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • 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 IT Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 751.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.56 million to -$3.62 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. In comparison to the other companies in the IT Services industry and the overall market, BLACKHAWK NETWORK HLDGS INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

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