Trade-Ideas LLC identified

DCT Industrial

(

DCT

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

  • DCT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $23.7 million.
  • DCT has traded 6.2239000000000004320099833421409130096435546875 options contracts today.
  • DCT is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • DCT has a PE ratio of 43.
  • DCT is mentioned 0.74 times per day on StockTwits.
  • DCT has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • DCT is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • DCT is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • DCT is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • DCT 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 DCT:

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. operates as a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm provides its services to companies. Through its fund, it engages in the ownership, operation, and development of real estate properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.4%. DCT has a PE ratio of 43. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate DCT Industrial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for DCT Industrial has been 895,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. DCT Industrial has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.97 and a short float of 4% with 4.80 days to cover. Shares are up 30.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates DCT Industrial as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 26.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $28.75 million to $36.39 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 28.12% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 41.71% 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, DCT should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $45.07 million or 31.89% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 9.08%.
  • DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC has improved earnings per share by 28.1% 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, DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.04 versus $0.54 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 41.3% in earnings ($0.61 versus $1.04).

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