Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Anadarko Petroleum as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • APC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $257.2 million.
  • APC traded 47,560 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:30 AM.
  • APC is down 2.7% today from Friday's close.

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More details on APC:

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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The average volume for Anadarko Petroleum has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Anadarko has a market cap of $37.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 0.65 and a short float of 2.2% with 3.01 days to cover. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Anadarko Petroleum as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 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 Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 73.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $227.00 million to $61.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1,243.00 million or 49.51% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The share price of ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP has not done very well: it is down 18.87% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$3.51 versus $1.57 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$2.15 versus -$3.51).
  • 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 Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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