Trade-Ideas LLC identified

FCB Financial Holdings

(

FCB

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

  • FCB has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $8.1 million.
  • FCB is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • FCB has a PE ratio of 11.
  • FCB is mentioned 0.52 times per day on StockTwits.
  • FCB has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • FCB is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • FCB is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • FCB is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • FCB 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 FCB:

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Florida Community Bank that provides various financial products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, large businesses, and other local organizations and entities in south and central Florida. FCB has a PE ratio of 11. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate FCB Financial Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for FCB Financial Holdings has been 258,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. FCB Financial has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates FCB Financial Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 95.65% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 39.63% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period.
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 1.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 29.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • FCB FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement 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. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, FCB FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.55 versus $0.43 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.85 versus $0.55).
  • 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 Commercial Banks industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, FCB FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.

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