Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Regency Centers

(

REG

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

  • REG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $59.5 million.
  • REG has traded 4.44779999999999997584154698415659368038177490234375 options contracts today.
  • REG is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • REG has a PE ratio of 52.
  • REG is mentioned 1.58 times per day on StockTwits.
  • REG has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • REG is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • REG is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • REG is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • REG is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on REG:

Regency Centers Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and develops community and neighborhood shopping centers that are tenanted by grocers, category-leading anchors, specialty retailers, and restaurants. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.8%. REG has a PE ratio of 52. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Regency Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Regency Centers has been 758,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Regency Centers has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.50 and a short float of 5.2% with 3.80 days to cover. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Regency Centers as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.2%. 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.
  • 48.86% is the gross profit margin for REGENCY CENTERS CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, REG's net profit margin of 15.10% significantly trails the industry average.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $58.87 million or 1.76% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 1.76%, REGENCY CENTERS CORP is still significantly exceeding the industry average of -69.51%.
  • REGENCY CENTERS CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, REGENCY CENTERS CORP reported lower earnings of $1.36 versus $1.80 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 5.1% in earnings ($1.29 versus $1.36).

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