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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Trinseo

(

TSE

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

  • TSE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $7.7 million.
  • TSE has traded 43,430 shares today.
  • TSE is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on TSE:

Trinseo S.A., a materials company, manufactures and markets various emulsion polymers and plastics. It operates through four segments: Latex, Synthetic Rubber, Performance Plastics, and Basic Plastics and Feedstocks. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Trinseo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Trinseo has been 256,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Trinseo has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Trinseo as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 102.12% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 51.19% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry. The net income increased by 101.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$44.62 million to $0.76 million.
  • TRINSEO SA reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TRINSEO SA reported poor results of -$1.40 versus -$0.47 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.15 versus -$1.40).
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.24 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Regardless of the company's weak debt-to-equity ratio, TSE has managed to keep a strong quick ratio of 1.59, which demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The gross profit margin for TRINSEO SA is rather low; currently it is at 15.93%. Regardless of TSE's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, TSE's net profit margin of 0.07% is significantly lower than the industry average.

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