Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Honeywell International

(

HON

) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Honeywell International as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HON has 18x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 3.00 mentions/day.
  • HON has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $411.6 million.

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More details on HON:

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.5%. HON has a PE ratio of 17. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Honeywell International has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Honeywell International has a market cap of $74.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. The stock has a beta of 0.98 and a short float of 0.6% with 1.04 days to cover. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Honeywell International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC has improved earnings per share by 8.8% 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, HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC increased its bottom line by earning $5.33 versus $4.92 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.10 versus $5.33).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Aerospace & Defense industry average. The net income increased by 8.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1,167.00 million to $1,264.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $1,666.00 million or 35.11% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 19.94%.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.60, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.89 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • 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. In comparison to other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500.

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