Trade-Ideas LLC identified

International Speedway

(

ISCA

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified International Speedway as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ISCA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $7.2 million.
  • ISCA has traded 9.0298999999999995935695551452226936817169189453125 options contracts today.
  • ISCA is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • ISCA has a PE ratio of 3.
  • ISCA is mentioned 0.71 times per day on StockTwits.
  • ISCA has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • ISCA is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • ISCA is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • ISCA is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • ISCA is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on ISCA:

International Speedway Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, promotes motorsports themed entertainment activities in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. ISCA has a PE ratio of 3. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates International Speedway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for International Speedway has been 175,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. International Speedway has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 1.19 and a short float of 11.6% with 5.48 days to cover. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates International Speedway as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry average. The net income increased by 25.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $25.82 million to $32.28 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • ISCA's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.19 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, ISCA has a quick ratio of 1.71, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 49.55% is the gross profit margin for INTL SPEEDWAY CORP which we consider to be strong. 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 14.71% trails the industry average.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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