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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Rose Rock Midstream



) as a weak on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Rose Rock Midstream as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • RRMS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $5.5 million.
  • RRMS has traded 98,940 shares today.
  • RRMS is trading at 4.82 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • RRMS is trading at a new low 3.19% below yesterday's close.

'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on RRMS:

TheStreet Recommends

Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires a portfolio of midstream energy assets. The company gathers, transports, stores, distributes, and markets crude oil in Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 15.8%. RRMS has a PE ratio of 12. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rose Rock Midstream a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Rose Rock Midstream has been 202,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rose Rock Midstream has a market cap of $615.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. The stock has a beta of 2.24 and a short float of 1.9% with 0.73 days to cover. Shares are down 64.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Rose Rock Midstream as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 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 Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 36.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 36.0%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 62.78%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 34.09% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP's earnings per share declined by 34.1% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP reported lower earnings of $1.52 versus $1.70 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 15.8% in earnings ($1.28 versus $1.52).

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