Trade-Ideas LLC identified

PS Business Parks

(

PSB

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified PS Business Parks as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PSB has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $11.2 million.
  • PSB has traded 8.8805999999999993832489053602330386638641357421875 options contracts today.
  • PSB is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • PSB has a PE ratio of 39.
  • PSB is mentioned 0.74 times per day on StockTwits.
  • PSB has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • PSB is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • PSB is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • PSB is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • PSB is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on PSB:

PS Business Parks, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of commercial properties primarily multi-tenant flex, office, and industrial space. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. PSB has a PE ratio of 39. Currently there are no analysts that rate PS Business Parks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for PS Business Parks has been 138,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. PS Business Parks has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.41 and a short float of 5.6% with 8.99 days to cover. Shares are up 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates PS Business Parks as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.5%. 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.
  • 41.89% is the gross profit margin for PS BUSINESS PARKS which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 30.57% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $59.46 million or 21.80% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 3.64%.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

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