Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Plains All American Pipeline as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PAA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $62.9 million.
  • PAA is down 4.1% today from today's close.

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More details on PAA:

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 12%. PAA has a PE ratio of 48. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Plains All American Pipeline a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Plains All American Pipeline has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 0.89 and a short float of 2.5% with 2.32 days to cover. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Plains All American Pipeline as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • PAA, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 24.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 30.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 49.67%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 80.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management.

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