NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company

(NYSE:

MJN

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $77.42, above its previous 52-week high of $77.40 with 272,431 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Mead Johnson Nutrition has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutritional products, and other nutritional products in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 28 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mead Johnson Nutrition as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Mead Johnson Nutrition Ratings Report

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