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American Railcar Industries



) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified American Railcar Industries as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ARII has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $34.8 million.
  • ARII has traded 7,083 shares today.
  • ARII is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on ARII:

American Railcar Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells hopper and tank railcars in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.4%. ARII has a PE ratio of 16.7. Currently there are no analysts that rate American Railcar Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for American Railcar Industries has been 283,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Railcar has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. The stock has a beta of 2.50 and a short float of 26.8% with 4.88 days to cover. Shares are up 51.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates American Railcar Industries as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.45, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.46, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Machinery industry and the overall market, AMERICAN RAILCAR INDS INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, ARII's share price has jumped by 58.61%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, ARII should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • AMERICAN RAILCAR INDS INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. 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, AMERICAN RAILCAR INDS INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.07 versus $2.99 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.60 versus $4.07).
  • Despite the weak revenue results, ARII has outperformed against the industry average of 17.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.0%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.

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