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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Valspar Corporation

(NYSE:

VAL

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $53.79, above its previous 52-week high of $53.75 with 338,554 shares traded as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 925,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Valspar has a market cap of $4.82 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Valspar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes coatings, paints, and related products worldwide.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Valspar as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Valspar Ratings Report

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