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 $53.8 million.
  • XRS has traded 3,999 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 3. 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 514,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. TAL Education Group has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 55.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 14.7%. 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.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 111.76% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 36.63% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • 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 ($1.31 versus $0.81).

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