Trade-Ideas LLC identified

National Beverage

(

FIZZ

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

  • FIZZ has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.7 million.
  • FIZZ has traded 22.955200000000001381295078317634761333465576171875 options contracts today.
  • FIZZ is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • FIZZ has a PE ratio of 32.
  • FIZZ is mentioned 1.32 times per day on StockTwits.
  • FIZZ has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • FIZZ is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • FIZZ is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • FIZZ is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • FIZZ is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on FIZZ:

National Beverage Corp., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells a portfolio of flavored beverage products primarily in the United States. FIZZ has a PE ratio of 32.

The average volume for National Beverage has been 65,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Beverage has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 0.07 and a short float of 2.6% with 4.68 days to cover. Shares are up 53.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates National Beverage as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • FIZZ's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.03 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, FIZZ has a quick ratio of 1.73, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 45.63% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, FIZZ should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP has improved earnings per share by 12.1% 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. During the past fiscal year, NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.06 versus $0.93 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Beverages industry. The net income increased by 11.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $15.36 million to $17.11 million.

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