Trade-Ideas: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Is Today's Strong On High Relative Volume Stock

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

  • CSIQ has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $81.3 million.
  • CSIQ has traded 257,137 shares today.
  • CSIQ is trading at 2.56 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • CSIQ is trading at a new high 4.11% 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 CSIQ:

Canadian Solar Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar wafers, cells, and solar power products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Module and Energy. CSIQ has a PE ratio of 8.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Canadian Solar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Canadian Solar has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Canadian Solar has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 3.64 and a short float of 9.7% with 1.77 days to cover. Shares are up 43.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Canadian Solar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • CSIQ's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 0.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 84.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 228.20% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 30.53% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, CANADIAN SOLAR INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 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 261.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $20.95 million to $75.74 million.

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