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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Hospira ( HSP) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Hospira as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HSP has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $88.9 million.
  • HSP traded 213,013 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:00 AM, representing 20.9% of its average daily volume.

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More details on HSP:

Hospira, Inc. provides injectable pharmaceutical drugs and infusion technologies to develop, manufacture, distribute, and market products worldwide. The company operates through Americas, EMEA, and APAC segments. HSP has a PE ratio of 32.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Hospira a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Hospira has been 967,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hospira has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 3.7% with 5.29 days to cover. Shares are up 4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hospira as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 came in higher than the industry average of 13.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.53, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.10, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 9100.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 47.39% 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, HSP should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • 46.03% is the gross profit margin for HOSPIRA INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 13.78% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 1356.88% to $158.80 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, HOSPIRA INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -42.07%.

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