- NOR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $6.5 million.
- NOR has traded 1.0 million shares today.
- NOR is trading at 8.65 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
- NOR is trading at a new high 4.21% above yesterday's close.
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- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 10.11 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. To add to this, NOR has a quick ratio of 0.63, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, NORANDA ALUMINUM HOLDING CP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- NOR has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 5.60% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
- The gross profit margin for NORANDA ALUMINUM HOLDING CP is rather low; currently it is at 18.17%. Regardless of NOR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.50% trails the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $26.40 million or 12.82% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, NORANDA ALUMINUM HOLDING CP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -46.77%.
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