Trade-Ideas LLC identified

PowerSecure International

(

POWR

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

  • POWR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.6 million.
  • POWR has traded 43.74629999999999796500560478307306766510009765625 options contracts today.
  • POWR is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • POWR has a PE ratio of 93.
  • POWR is mentioned 0.47 times per day on StockTwits.
  • POWR has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • POWR is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • POWR is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • POWR is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • POWR 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 POWR:

PowerSecure International, Inc. provides products and services to electric utilities and to their commercial, institutional, and industrial customers in the United States. POWR has a PE ratio of 93. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PowerSecure International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for PowerSecure International has been 146,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. PowerSecure International has a market cap of $335.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. The stock has a beta of 1.75 and a short float of 4.5% with 4.95 days to cover. Shares are up 29.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates PowerSecure International as a

hold

. 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 and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • POWR's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 20.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 64.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • POWR's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.12 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.29, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • POWERSECURE INTL INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, POWERSECURE INTL INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.31 versus $0.23 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.24 versus -$0.31).
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Electrical Equipment industry and the overall market, POWERSECURE INTL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for POWERSECURE INTL INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.15%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.86% trails that of the industry average.

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