NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Stillwater Mining Company

(NYSE:

SWC

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Stillwater Mining Company engages in the development, extraction, processing, refining, and marketing of palladium, platinum, and associated metals in south central Montana, the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.3, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 87.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2. Stillwater has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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