AVEO Pharmaceuticals (AVEO) Strong On High Relative Volume Today

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

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

  • AVEO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.8 million.
  • AVEO has traded 9.9 million shares today.
  • AVEO is trading at 73.63 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • AVEO is trading at a new high 73.12% 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.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in AVEO with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for AVEO NOW at Trade-Ideas

More details on AVEO:

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops targeted therapies for patients with cancer and related diseases. Currently there are no analysts that rate AVEO Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for AVEO Pharmaceuticals has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AVEO has a market cap of $73.8 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. The stock has a beta of 1.01 and a short float of 0.4% with 0.11 days to cover. Shares are up 90.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AVEO Pharmaceuticals as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Biotechnology industry and the overall market, AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$11.03 million or 27.38% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, AVEO's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.43, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Biotechnology industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 16.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$16.73 million to -$13.89 million.
  • AVEO, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 19.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 64.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

More from Markets

Apple and GE Switch Roles; Musk's Super Control of Tesla Explained -- ICYMI

Apple and GE Switch Roles; Musk's Super Control of Tesla Explained -- ICYMI

Trump May Be More to Blame For Higher Oil Prices Than OPEC

Trump May Be More to Blame For Higher Oil Prices Than OPEC

Dow Falls Over 200 Points as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric

Dow Falls Over 200 Points as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric

Week Ahead: Major Earnings on Tap as Wall Street Readies for Geopolitical Moves

Week Ahead: Major Earnings on Tap as Wall Street Readies for Geopolitical Moves

3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists

3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists