Trade-Ideas LLC identified

W.P. Carey

(

WPC

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

  • WPC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $17.1 million.
  • WPC has traded 132.93999999999999772626324556767940521240234375 options contracts today.
  • WPC is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • WPC has a PE ratio of 34.
  • WPC is mentioned 0.77 times per day on StockTwits.
  • WPC has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • WPC is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • WPC is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • WPC is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • WPC 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 WPC:

W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.2%. WPC has a PE ratio of 34. Currently there are no analysts that rate W.P. Carey a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for W.P. Carey has been 285,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. W.P. Carey has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates W.P. Carey as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 22.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • 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 59.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $36.12 million to $57.44 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 67.82% to $113.07 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, W P CAREY INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 11.09%.
  • W P CAREY 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, W P CAREY INC reported lower earnings of $1.61 versus $2.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.06 versus $1.61).

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