Hawaiian Holdings (HA) Is Strong On High Volume Today

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

  • HA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $29.7 million.
  • HA has traded 338,931 shares today.
  • HA is trading at 5.53 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • HA is trading at a new high 6.07% 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 HA:

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. HA has a PE ratio of 16.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hawaiian Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Hawaiian Holdings has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hawaiian has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. The stock has a beta of 0.90 and a short float of 10.8% with 3.23 days to cover. Shares are up 119.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hawaiian Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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 its closing price of one year ago, HA's share price has jumped by 132.05%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, HA should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • HA's revenue growth trails the industry average of 30.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.7%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $48.19 million or 22.46% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -4.12%.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Airlines industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC's earnings per share declined by 26.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC reported lower earnings of $0.95 versus $1.00 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.56 versus $0.95).

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