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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Installed Building Products

(

IBP

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

  • IBP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $7.9 million.
  • IBP has traded 2.71640000000000014779288903810083866119384765625 options contracts today.
  • IBP is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • IBP has a PE ratio of 46.
  • IBP is mentioned 1.32 times per day on StockTwits.
  • IBP has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • IBP is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • IBP is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • IBP is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • IBP 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 IBP:

Installed Building Products, Inc., together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, primarily engages in the installation of insulation, garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, and other products in the continental United States. IBP has a PE ratio of 46. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Installed Building Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Installed Building Products has been 173,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Installed Building has a market cap of $846.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Installed Building Products as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, INSTALLED BLDG PRODUCTS INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 13.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 26.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 162.50% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 134.07% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Setting our sights on the months ahead, however, we feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The implication is that its reduced upside potential is not good enough to warrant further investment at this time.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, IBP's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.02, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.

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