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

  • CLDX has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $29.4 million.
  • CLDX has traded 220,881 shares today.
  • CLDX is trading at 2.19 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • CLDX is trading at a new high 3.05% above yesterday's close.

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More details on CLDX:

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes novel therapeutics for human health care in the United States. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Celldex Therapeutics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Celldex Therapeutics has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Celldex has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. The stock has a beta of 2.92 and a short float of 21.2% with 8.66 days to cover. Shares are down 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Celldex Therapeutics as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, feeble growth in its earnings per share, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income 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 has decreased by 14.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$28.27 million to -$32.36 million.
  • CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC reported poor results of -$1.32 versus -$1.03 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 3.8% in earnings (-$1.37 versus -$1.32).
  • In its most recent trading session, CLDX has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$24.76 million or 18.72% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -46.79%.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Biotechnology industry and the overall market, CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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