Trade-Ideas LLC identified Charles Schwab ( SCHW) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Charles Schwab as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SCHW has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $496.4 million.
  • SCHW traded 15,835 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:54 AM.
  • SCHW is up 3% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on SCHW:

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. SCHW has a PE ratio of 22. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Charles Schwab has been 9.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.65 and a short float of 1.6% with 0.95 days to cover. Shares are down 25.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 23.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 16.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • SCHWAB (CHARLES) CORP has improved earnings per share by 31.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, SCHWAB (CHARLES) CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.03 versus $0.96 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.25 versus $1.03).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 36.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $302.00 million to $412.00 million.
  • 41.08% is the gross profit margin for SCHWAB (CHARLES) CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 22.83% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 71.72% to -$369.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, SCHWAB (CHARLES) CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -199.13%.

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