Trade-Ideas: AGCO (AGCO) Is Today's

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified AGCO ( AGCO) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified AGCO as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AGCO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $56.5 million.
  • AGCO has traded 442,830 shares today.
  • AGCO traded in a range 243.6% of the normal price range with a price range of $2.65.
  • AGCO traded below its daily resistance level (quality: 11 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 11 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Water-Logged and Getting Wetter' 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 negative price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, "support" while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves lower.

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More details on AGCO:

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. AGCO has a PE ratio of 10.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for AGCO has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AGCO has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. The stock has a beta of 2.05 and a short float of 6.7% with 6.48 days to cover. Shares are up 20% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGCO as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 21.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Machinery industry average. The net income increased by 33.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $94.50 million to $126.20 million.
  • AGCO CORP has improved earnings per share by 32.3% 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, AGCO CORP reported lower earnings of $5.29 versus $5.94 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.05 versus $5.29).

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