Trade-Ideas LLC identified




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

  • PEGA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $4.7 million.
  • PEGA has traded 29.895499999999998408384271897375583648681640625 options contracts today.
  • PEGA is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • PEGA has a PE ratio of 58.
  • PEGA is mentioned 1.32 times per day on StockTwits.
  • PEGA has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • PEGA is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • PEGA is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • PEGA is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • PEGA is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on PEGA:

Pegasystems, Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate complex and changing business processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.5%. PEGA has a PE ratio of 58. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Pegasystems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Pegasystems has been 198,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pegasystems has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.37 and a short float of 2.2% with 4.75 days to cover. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Pegasystems as a


. 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 21.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • PEGA has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, PEGA has a quick ratio of 1.63, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Software industry average. The net income increased by 4.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $20.10 million to $20.96 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 368.55% to $7.60 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, PEGASYSTEMS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 19.64%.
  • PEGASYSTEMS INC's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PEGASYSTEMS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.46 versus $0.41 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.96 versus $0.46).

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