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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

International Speedway

(

ISCA

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

  • ISCA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $8.3 million.
  • ISCA has traded 15.358200000000000073896444519050419330596923828125 options contracts today.
  • ISCA is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • ISCA has a PE ratio of 31.
  • ISCA is mentioned 1.84 times per day on StockTwits.
  • ISCA has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • ISCA is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • ISCA is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • ISCA is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • ISCA is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on ISCA:

International Speedway Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, promotes motorsports themed entertainment activities in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. ISCA has a PE ratio of 31. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates International Speedway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for International Speedway has been 144,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. International Speedway has a market cap of $962.5 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 1.52 and a short float of 12% with 3.70 days to cover. Shares are up 14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates International Speedway as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • ISCA's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, ISCA has a quick ratio of 1.56, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 46.37% is the gross profit margin for INTL SPEEDWAY CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 8.14% trails the industry average.
  • ISCA, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 13.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, INTL SPEEDWAY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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