Strong And Under The Radar Today: Fair Isaac (FICO)

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 $18.1 million.
  • FICO has traded 59.3134000000000014551915228366851806640625 options contracts today.
  • FICO is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • FICO has a PE ratio of 25.
  • FICO is mentioned 1.39 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 25. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fair Isaac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Fair Isaac has been 173,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fair Isaac has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.29 and a short float of 5.4% with 9.90 days to cover. Shares are up 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fair Isaac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share 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:
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 25.84% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, FICO should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain 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 22.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $18.87 million to $23.12 million.
  • The gross profit margin for FAIR ISAAC CORP is currently very high, coming in at 71.90%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 11.18% trails the industry average.
  • FAIR ISAAC CORP has improved earnings per share by 24.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FAIR ISAAC CORP reported lower earnings of $2.66 versus $2.74 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.01 versus $2.66).
  • FICO, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 0.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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