Trade-Ideas LLC identified

UDR

(

UDR

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

  • UDR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $56.4 million.
  • UDR has traded 28,594 shares today.
  • UDR is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on UDR:

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. UDR has a PE ratio of 4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate UDR a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for UDR has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. UDR has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.17 and a short float of 4.5% with 4.17 days to cover. Shares are up 20.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates UDR as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.5%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • 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, despite the company's weak earnings results. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • UDR INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from 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, UDR INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.60 versus -$0.01 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.71 versus $0.60).
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, UDR INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for UDR INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.22%. Regardless of UDR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, UDR's net profit margin of 5.91% is significantly lower than the industry average.

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