Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Hologic

(

HOLX

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

  • HOLX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $87.1 million.
  • HOLX is up 2% today from today's close.

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More details on HOLX:

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. HOLX has a PE ratio of 53. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Hologic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Hologic has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hologic has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.81 and a short float of 4.1% with 3.56 days to cover. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Hologic as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • HOLOGIC INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, HOLOGIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.46 versus $0.06 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.89 versus $0.46).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry. The net income increased by 190.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $29.20 million to $84.90 million.
  • HOLX's revenue growth trails the industry average of 30.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $164.30 million or 7.03% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, HOLOGIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 1.06%.
  • The gross profit margin for HOLOGIC INC is rather high; currently it is at 67.95%. 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 12.21% trails the industry average.

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