Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Regency Centers

(

REG

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

  • REG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $84.3 million.
  • REG has traded 4.52240000000000019753088054130785167217254638671875 options contracts today.
  • REG is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • REG has a PE ratio of 35.
  • REG is mentioned 1.35 times per day on StockTwits.
  • REG has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • REG is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • REG is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • REG is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • REG 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 REG:

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.9%. REG has a PE ratio of 35. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Regency Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Regency Centers has been 697,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Regency Centers has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.50 and a short float of 5.2% with 2.41 days to cover. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Regency Centers as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 10.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $53.21 million to $59.00 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • 49.52% is the gross profit margin for REGENCY CENTERS CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 39.85% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Compared to where it was trading a year ago, REG's share price has not changed very much due to (a) the relatively weak year-over-year performance of the overall market, (b) the company's stagnant earnings, and (c) other mixed 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.
  • REGENCY CENTERS CORP has improved earnings per share by 9.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, REGENCY CENTERS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.80 versus $0.69 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 25.0% in earnings ($1.35 versus $1.80).

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