Trade-Ideas: FireEye (FEYE) Is Today's "Barbarian At The Gate" Stock - TheStreet

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

FireEye

(

FEYE

) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified FireEye as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FEYE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $158.2 million.
  • FEYE has traded 10.6 million shares today.
  • FEYE traded in a range 233.5% of the normal price range with a price range of $3.07.
  • FEYE traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 34 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 34 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Barbarian at the Gate' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying positive price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, 'resistance' while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is more than twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves higher.

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More details on FEYE:

FireEye, Inc. provides products and services for detecting, preventing, and resolving advanced cybersecurity threats. FEYE has a PE ratio of 81.5. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate FireEye a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for FireEye has been 6.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. FireEye has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 34.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates FireEye as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • FIREEYE INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 362.2% in earnings (-$2.08 versus -$0.45).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 135.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$50.93 million to -$120.03 million.
  • The share price of FIREEYE INC has not done very well: it is down 22.04% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter.
  • Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, FIREEYE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for FIREEYE INC is currently very high, coming in at 82.47%. 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 -105.09% is in-line with the industry average.

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