Valassis Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (VCI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valassis Communications (NYSE: VCI) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $2.53 (-8.5%) at $27.27 as of 2:31 p.m. ET.

Valassis has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Valassis Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media and marketing services company primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Shared Mail; Neighborhood Targeted; Free-standing Inserts; and International, Digital Media, and Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 18.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valassis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Valassis Ratings Report.

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