Trade-Ideas LLC identified

People's United Financial

(

PBCT

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

  • PBCT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $86.9 million.
  • PBCT is up 3.2% today from today's close.

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More details on PBCT:

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. PBCT has a PE ratio of 19. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates People's United Financial a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for People's United Financial has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. People's United Financial has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 0.58 and a short float of 11.1% with 5.67 days to cover. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates People's United Financial as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • PBCT's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • PEOPLE'S UNITED FINL INC has improved earnings per share by 9.5% 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, PEOPLE'S UNITED FINL INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.85 versus $0.74 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.86 versus $0.85).
  • 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 Commercial Banks industry average. The net income increased by 11.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $61.60 million to $68.40 million.
  • The gross profit margin for PEOPLE'S UNITED FINL INC is currently very high, coming in at 88.43%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, PBCT's net profit margin of 19.15% significantly trails the industry average.
  • 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. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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