2. As of noon trading, Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) is down $0.94 (-1.4%) to $64.24 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Illinois Tool Works exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.21-$65.24 after having opened the day at $65.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.18. Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $29.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.
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