Trade-Ideas LLC identified Time Warner Cable ( TWC) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Time Warner Cable as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TWC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $413.4 million.
  • TWC has traded 1.1 million shares today.
  • TWC is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on TWC:

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential Services, Business Services, and Other Operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. TWC has a PE ratio of 3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Time Warner Cable has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $54.8 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. The stock has a beta of 1.00 and a short float of 2.9% with 3.87 days to cover. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.9%. 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.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, TWC's share price has jumped by 25.12%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $1,833.00 million or 1.27% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, TIME WARNER CABLE INC's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 11.39%.
  • 35.11% is the gross profit margin for TIME WARNER CABLE INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of TWC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 8.00% trails the industry average.
  • TIME WARNER CABLE INC's earnings per share declined by 12.8% 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 two years. However, we anticipate this trend to reverse over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TIME WARNER CABLE INC reported lower earnings of $6.44 versus $7.17 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.55 versus $6.44).

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