Brown Shoe Stock Hits New 52-Week High (BWS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $11.58, above its previous 52-week high of $11.42 with 343,216 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 428,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Brown Shoe has a market cap of $375.3 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates as a footwear retailer and wholesaler in the United States, Canada, China, and Guam. It provides licensed, branded, and private-label casual, dress, and athletic footwear products to women, men, and children. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.8, above the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brown Shoe as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Brown Shoe Ratings Report.

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