Trade-Ideas LLC identified




) as a "barbarian at the gate" (strong stocks crossing above resistance with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified MaxLinear as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MXL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $21.5 million.
  • MXL has traded 764,727 shares today.
  • MXL traded in a range 218.4% of the normal price range with a price range of $1.41.
  • MXL traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 15 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 15 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Barbarian at the Gate' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying positive price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, 'resistance' while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is more than twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves higher.

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More details on MXL:

MaxLinear, Inc. provides integrated, radio-frequency (RF) and mixed-signal circuits for broadband communication and data center, metro, and long-haul transport network applications worldwide. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate MaxLinear a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for MaxLinear has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MaxLinear has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 0.20 and a short float of 15.1% with 2.67 days to cover. Shares are up 21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates MaxLinear as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • MXL's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 190.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • MXL has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.02, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 341.66% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 48.59% 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, MXL 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 504.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$4.72 million to $19.12 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 933.81% to $38.95 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, MAXLINEAR INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 3.20%.

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