Micron Technology (MU) Down In Early Morning Trading

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Micron Technology ( MU) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Micron Technology as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MU has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $894.7 million.
  • MU traded 556,266 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 9:25 AM.
  • MU is down 3.1% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on MU:

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. MU has a PE ratio of 20.4. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Micron Technology a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Micron Technology has been 44.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Micron Technology has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 2.00 and a short float of 11.3% with 3.31 days to cover. Shares are up 264% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Micron Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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:
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 10.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 44.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 729.16% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 235.92% 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, MU should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC turned its bottom line around by earning $1.00 versus -$1.04 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.14 versus $1.00).
  • 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 802.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$243.00 million to $1,708.00 million.

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