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MetroPCS Rises On Unusually High Volume (PCS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 75.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 9.7 times its average daily volume and trading up 27 cents (+2.2%) at $12.51 as of 3:36 p.m. ET.

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MetroPCS has a market cap of $4.93 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 63.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MetroPCS Communications, Inc., a wireless telecommunications carrier, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless broadband mobile services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 14.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates MetroPCS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full MetroPCS Ratings Report.

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