Trade-Ideas LLC identified

TAL Education Group

(

XRS

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified TAL Education Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • XRS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $36.2 million.
  • XRS has traded 8,325 shares today.
  • XRS is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on XRS:

TAL Education Group, through its subsidiaries, provides K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. XRS has a PE ratio of 28. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL Education Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for TAL Education Group has been 493,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. TAL Education Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 46.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates TAL Education Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 0.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 41.6%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.56, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, TAL EDUCATION GROUP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • TAL EDUCATION GROUP 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. During the past fiscal year, TAL EDUCATION GROUP increased its bottom line by earning $0.81 versus $0.75 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.39 versus $0.81).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Consumer Services industry. The net income increased by 118.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $29.12 million to $63.48 million.

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