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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Mack-Cali Realty



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

  • CLI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $20.4 million.
  • CLI has traded 40.37310000000000087538865045644342899322509765625 options contracts today.
  • CLI is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • CLI has a PE ratio of 71.
  • CLI is mentioned 1.19 times per day on StockTwits.
  • CLI has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • CLI is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • CLI is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • CLI is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • CLI is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on CLI:

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the leasing, management, acquisition, development, and construction of commercial real estate properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.9%. CLI has a PE ratio of 71. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Mack-Cali Realty a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Mack-Cali Realty has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mack-Cali has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.56 and a short float of 6.4% with 3.86 days to cover. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Mack-Cali Realty as a


. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • CLI, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 7.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, MACK-CALI REALTY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • MACK-CALI REALTY CORP's earnings per share declined by 31.0% 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, MACK-CALI REALTY CORP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.33 versus -$0.88 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 15.2% in earnings ($0.28 versus $0.33).
  • The gross profit margin for MACK-CALI REALTY CORP is rather low; currently it is at 17.28%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 24.14% trails that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $40.50 million or 29.54% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

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