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Trade-Ideas LLC identified

US Concrete



) as a weak on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified US Concrete as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • USCR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $30.9 million.
  • USCR has traded 153,171 shares today.
  • USCR is trading at 4.31 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • USCR is trading at a new low 3.05% below yesterday's close.

'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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TheStreet Recommends

U.S. Concrete, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, and concrete-related products and services for the construction industry in the United States. It operates through two segments, Ready-Mixed Concrete and Aggregate Products. USCR has a PE ratio of 34. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates US Concrete a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for US Concrete has been 332,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. US Concrete has a market cap of $947.4 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates US Concrete as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 22.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 46.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 1076.92% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 82.08% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, USCR should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Construction Materials industry. The net income increased by 2744.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.87 million to $24.66 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 133.33% to $47.54 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, U S CONCRETE INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 69.28%.
  • U S CONCRETE INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, U S CONCRETE INC reported lower earnings of $1.52 versus $1.56 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.34 versus $1.52).

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