Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Post Properties

(

PPS

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

  • PPS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $26.6 million.
  • PPS has traded 2.119400000000000172661884789704345166683197021484375 options contracts today.
  • PPS is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • PPS has a PE ratio of 44.
  • PPS is mentioned 0.52 times per day on StockTwits.
  • PPS has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • PPS is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • PPS is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • PPS is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • PPS 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 PPS:

Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. PPS has a PE ratio of 44. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Post Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Post Properties has been 491,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.24 and a short float of 2.4% with 2.47 days to cover. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Post Properties as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $38.32 million or 5.27% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, POST PROPERTIES INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 9.08%.
  • POST PROPERTIES INC's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. 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, POST PROPERTIES INC reported lower earnings of $1.41 versus $3.88 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.50 versus $1.41).

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