Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Monmouth Real Estate Investment

(

MNR

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

  • MNR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $3.9 million.
  • MNR has traded 19.61189999999999855617716093547642230987548828125 options contracts today.
  • MNR is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • MNR has a PE ratio of 37.
  • MNR is mentioned 1.29 times per day on StockTwits.
  • MNR has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • MNR is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • MNR is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • MNR is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • MNR is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on MNR:

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MREIC) is a real estate investment trust. It owns, manages, and leases properties to investment-grade tenants on long-term leases. The firm invests in the public equity and real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.5%. MNR has a PE ratio of 37. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Monmouth Real Estate Investment has been 266,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monmouth Real Estate Investment has a market cap of $742.0 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.39 and a short float of 4% with 7.14 days to cover. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 came in higher than the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 21.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • MONMOUTH RE INVESTMENT CP has improved earnings per share by 33.3% 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 year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, MONMOUTH RE INVESTMENT CP increased its bottom line by earning $0.29 versus $0.23 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.32 versus $0.29).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 27.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $5.42 million to $6.94 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $11.64 million or 39.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 3.64%.
  • The gross profit margin for MONMOUTH RE INVESTMENT CP is rather high; currently it is at 58.70%. Regardless of MNR's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, MNR's net profit margin of 29.58% compares favorably to the industry average.

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