Popular Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (BPOP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular (Nasdaq: BPOP) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 4.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.3 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.07 (-7.3%) at $13.68 as of 4 p.m. ET.

Popular has a market cap of $1.52 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Popular, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail and commercial banking products and services primarily to institutional and retail customers in Puerto Rico and the Mainland United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 7.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Popular as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Popular Ratings Report.

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