Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Edison International

(

EIX

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Edison International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EIX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $148.6 million.
  • EIX is up 2% today from today's close.

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More details on EIX:

Edison International, through its subsidiaries, generates and supplies electricity. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, diesel, natural gas, nuclear, and photovoltaic sources. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. EIX has a PE ratio of 14. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Edison International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Edison International has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Edison International has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. The stock has a beta of 0.18 and a short float of 1.3% with 1.86 days to cover. Shares are up 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Edison International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 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 Electric Utilities industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, EDISON INTERNATIONAL has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • EIX, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 10.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 13.6%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was trading a year ago, EIX's share price has not changed very much due to (a) the relatively weak year-over-year performance of the overall market, (b) the company's stagnant earnings, and (c) other mixed results. Looking ahead, although the push and pull of the overall market trend could certainly make a critical difference, we do not see any strong reason stemming from the company's fundamentals that would cause a continuation of last year's decline. In fact, the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings.
  • EDISON INTERNATIONAL's earnings per share declined by 23.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EDISON INTERNATIONAL increased its bottom line by earning $4.34 versus $2.67 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 12.4% in earnings ($3.80 versus $4.34).
  • The gross profit margin for EDISON INTERNATIONAL is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.66%. Regardless of EIX's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, EIX's net profit margin of 11.93% compares favorably to the industry average.

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