Trade-Ideas LLC identified SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified SkyPeople Fruit Juice as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SPU has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $20.2 million.
  • SPU has traded 56,523 shares today.
  • SPU is up 7.6% today.
  • SPU was down 5.2% yesterday.

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More details on SPU:

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit-related products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. SPU has a PE ratio of 7.

The average volume for SkyPeople Fruit Juice has been 661,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. SkyPeople Fruit Juice has a market cap of $40.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. The stock has a beta of 3.52 and a short float of 2.2% with 0.02 days to cover. Shares are up 1689.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SkyPeople Fruit Juice as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC reported lower earnings of $2.32 versus $3.60 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Food Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 109.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $4.56 million to -$0.43 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • SPU, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 13.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 69.7%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC is rather high; currently it is at 51.45%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -4.03% is in-line with the industry average.

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