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Westway Group Stock Soars (WWAY)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Westway Group (Nasdaq: WWAY) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $5.41 as of 9:53 a.m. ET, 20.9% above Tuesday's closing price of $4.48. Volume is at 69,683, 8.3 times the daily average of 8,400.

Westway Group has a market cap of $63 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Westway Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services to manufacturers and consumers of agricultural and industrial liquids worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.1, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 75 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Westway Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Westway Group Ratings Report.

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