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 $63.5 million.
  • REG has traded 4.67649999999999987920773492078296840190887451171875 options contracts today.
  • REG is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • REG has a PE ratio of 48.
  • REG is mentioned 1.39 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.

'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 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 2.6%. REG has a PE ratio of 48. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Regency Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Regency Centers has been 639,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Regency Centers has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.57 and a short float of 9% with 6.70 days to cover. Shares are up 13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 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. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. 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.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 74.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $30.44 million to $53.14 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $68.84 million or 26.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 11.09%.
  • The gross profit margin for REGENCY CENTERS CORP is rather high; currently it is at 51.13%. 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 32.63% trails the industry average.

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