Trade-Ideas LLC identified WuXi PharmaTech ( WX) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified WuXi PharmaTech as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • WX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $24.3 million.
  • WX has traded 835.5819999999999936335370875895023345947265625 options contracts today.
  • WX is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • WX has a PE ratio of 24.
  • WX is mentioned 1.06 times per day on StockTwits.
  • WX has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • WX is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • WX is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • WX is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • WX is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on WX:

Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. operates as a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device research and development services company in China and the United States. It operates through two segments, Laboratory Services and Manufacturing Services. WX has a PE ratio of 24. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate WuXi PharmaTech a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for WuXi PharmaTech has been 676,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. WuXi PharmaTech has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 33.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WuXi PharmaTech as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.8%. 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.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.40, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, WX has a quick ratio of 2.16, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN)-ADR's earnings per share declined by 36.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, WUXI PHARMATECH (CAYMAN)-ADR reported lower earnings of $1.56 versus $1.58 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.65 versus $1.56).

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