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2. As of noon trading, PPG Industries ( PPG) is up $1.41 (1.1%) to $131.71 on light volume Thus far, 806,816 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.63-$132.72 after having opened the day at $130.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.30.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies protective and decorative coatings. PPG Industries has a market cap of $18.9 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PPG Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full PPG Industries Ratings Report now.

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