Trade-Ideas LLC identified

LTC Properties

(

LTC

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

  • LTC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $19.3 million.
  • LTC has traded 3,915 shares today.
  • LTC is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on LTC:

LTC Properties, Inc. operates as a health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.3%. LTC has a PE ratio of 25. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate LTC Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for LTC Properties has been 231,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. LTC has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.15 and a short float of 3% with 2.13 days to cover. Shares are up 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates LTC Properties as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 12.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 23.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 13.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $17.55 million to $19.86 million.
  • The gross profit margin for LTC PROPERTIES INC is currently very high, coming in at 77.98%. Regardless of LTC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LTC's net profit margin of 51.08% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $19.61 million or 9.74% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, LTC PROPERTIES INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 11.45%.

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