Monster Worldwide Stock Soars (MWW)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $9.43 as of 1:45 p.m. ET, 20.3% above Thursday's closing price of $7.84. Volume is at 6.3 million, 1.4 times the daily average of 4.5 million.

Monster Worldwide has a market cap of $950.6 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Monster Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online employment solutions worldwide. The company operates a network of Websites that connect employers and jobseekers. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 16.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Monster Worldwide as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Monster Worldwide Ratings Report.

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