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

  • MBT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $28.5 million.
  • MBT has traded 712,262 shares today.
  • MBT is trading at 3.63 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • MBT is trading at a new high 3.03% above yesterday's close.

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More details on MBT:

Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems provides telecommunication services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.9%. MBT has a PE ratio of 8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Mobile TeleSystems PJSC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Mobile TeleSystems PJSC has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mobile TeleSystems PJSC as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.90 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, MBT maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.86, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $574.03 million or 15.17% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • MBT has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 11.68% from its price level of one year ago. 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.
  • MBT, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 8.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for MOBILE TELESYSTEMS PJSC is rather high; currently it is at 58.97%. Regardless of MBT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, MBT's net profit margin of 13.42% compares favorably to the industry average.

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