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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

TAL International Group



) as a weak on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified TAL International Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TAL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $6.9 million.
  • TAL has traded 57,636 shares today.
  • TAL is trading at 2.55 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • TAL is trading at a new low 6.04% below yesterday's close.

'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on TAL:

TAL International Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases intermodal transportation equipment and provides maritime container management services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.9%. TAL has a PE ratio of 5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate TAL International Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for TAL International Group has been 524,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. TAL International Group has a market cap of $517.1 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.47 and a short float of 6.2% with 4.66 days to cover. Shares are down 60.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates TAL International Group as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • TAL's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • TAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC's earnings per share declined by 6.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC reported lower earnings of $3.69 versus $4.25 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 15.7% in earnings ($3.11 versus $3.69).
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.77 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.

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