Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Silicon Motion Technology

(

SIMO

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Silicon Motion Technology as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SIMO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $37.9 million.
  • SIMO has traded 136,478 shares today.
  • SIMO is trading at 4.98 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • SIMO is trading at a new high 3.10% above yesterday's close.

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More details on SIMO:

TheStreet Recommends

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets semiconductor solutions for the mobile storage and mobile communications markets worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SIMO has a PE ratio of 37. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Silicon Motion Technology a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Silicon Motion Technology has been 496,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silicon Motion Technology has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 60.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Silicon Motion Technology as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 39.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • SIMO has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.65, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, SILICON MOTION TECH -ADR's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 47.72% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 38.11% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, SIMO should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • SILICON MOTION TECH -ADR has improved earnings per share by 47.7% 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. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, SILICON MOTION TECH -ADR increased its bottom line by earning $1.73 versus $1.30 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.75 versus $1.73).

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