Trade-Ideas: Vornado Realty (VNO) Is Today's Post-Market Leader Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Vornado Realty ( VNO) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Vornado Realty as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • VNO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $60.2 million.
  • VNO is up 2.9% today from today's close.

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More details on VNO:

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. VNO has a PE ratio of 1199.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vornado Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Vornado Realty has been 723,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vornado has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.93 and a short float of 2.9% with 8.12 days to cover. Shares are up 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • 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. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • VORNADO REALTY TRUST reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, VORNADO REALTY TRUST swung to a loss, reporting -$0.03 versus $1.46 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.23 versus -$0.03).
  • VNO, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 10.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 2.3%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for VORNADO REALTY TRUST is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.54%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 11.94% significantly trails the industry average.

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