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

  • FICO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $17.0 million.
  • FICO has traded 38.28359999999999985220711096189916133880615234375 options contracts today.
  • FICO is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • FICO has a PE ratio of 23.
  • FICO is mentioned 1.74 times per day on StockTwits.
  • FICO has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • FICO is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • FICO is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • FICO is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • FICO is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on FICO:

Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management solutions that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions to business performance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.1%. FICO has a PE ratio of 23. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fair Isaac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Fair Isaac has been 262,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fair Isaac has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.31 and a short float of 6.8% with 11.15 days to cover. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fair Isaac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • 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. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. 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.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income increased by 33.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $14.41 million to $19.24 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 2881.61% to $40.55 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, FAIR ISAAC CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 26.53%.
  • The gross profit margin for FAIR ISAAC CORP is currently very high, coming in at 70.85%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, FICO's net profit margin of 9.61% significantly trails the industry average.

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