Trade-Ideas: Amkor Technology (AMKR) Is Today's Strong On High Relative Volume Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Amkor Technology ( AMKR) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Amkor Technology as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AMKR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $9.9 million.
  • AMKR has traded 384,913 shares today.
  • AMKR is trading at 4.93 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • AMKR is trading at a new high 7.04% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on AMKR:

Amkor Technology, Inc. provides outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services in the United States and internationally. AMKR has a PE ratio of 9.5. Currently there are no analysts that rate Amkor Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Amkor Technology has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Amkor Technology has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 2.79 and a short float of 6.4% with 3.72 days to cover. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Amkor Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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. 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.
  • AMKOR 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, AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.50 versus $0.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.64 versus $0.50).
  • 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 85.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $25.35 million to $47.10 million.
  • AMKR's revenue growth trails the industry average of 18.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.8%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

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