Trade-Ideas LLC identified EMC ( EMC) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified EMC as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EMC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $411.0 million.
  • EMC is up 2.2% today from today's close.

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More details on EMC:

EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.8%. EMC has a PE ratio of 21. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate EMC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for EMC has been 16.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EMC has a market cap of $48.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. The stock has a beta of 1.11 and a short float of 1.2% with 1.40 days to cover. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EMC as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth significantly trails the industry average of 36.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.3%. 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.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 0.89 is weak.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1,033.00 million or 17.62% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, EMC has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 14.85% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, we do not see anything in this company's numbers that would change the one-year trend. It was down over the last twelve months; and it could be down again in the next twelve. Naturally, a bull or bear market could sway the movement of this stock.

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