Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Fresh Market

(

TFM

) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Fresh Market as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TFM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $15.5 million.
  • TFM traded 186,090 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:34 AM, representing 33.9% of its average daily volume.

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More details on TFM:

The Fresh Market, Inc. operates as a specialty grocery retailer in the United States. TFM has a PE ratio of 14. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fresh Market a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Fresh Market has been 749,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fresh Market has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.41 and a short float of 15.7% with 11.77 days to cover. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Fresh Market as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.3%. 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.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Food & Staples Retailing industry and the overall market, FRESH MARKET INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • TFM's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.10 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.39 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 45.07%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 32.25% 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 company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Food & Staples Retailing industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 32.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $14.88 million to $9.99 million.

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