Trade-Ideas LLC identified Columbia Property ( CXP) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Columbia Property as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • CXP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $16.1 million.
  • CXP has traded 110,062 shares today.
  • CXP is down 3% today.
  • CXP was up 5.1% yesterday.

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More details on CXP: Columbia Property Trust, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It focuses on investing in and managing high-quality commercial office properties. The firm was formerly known as Wells Real Estate Investment Trust II Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.6%. CXP has a PE ratio of 6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Columbia Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. The average volume for Columbia Property has been 610,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Columbia Property has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Columbia Property as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The share price of COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST INC has not done very well: it is down 21.96% 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. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 81.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $56.23 million to $10.17 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $48.10 million or 26.87% 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 gross profit margin for COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.78%. Regardless of CXP's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CXP's net profit margin of 7.56% is significantly lower than the industry average.

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