Hillshire Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (HSH)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $24.32, below its previous 52-week low of $24.34 with 1.7 million shares traded as of 1:05 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Hillshire has a market cap of $3.04 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 388.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hillshire Brands Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of a range of branded packaged meat and bakery products for the retail and foodservice markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 108.8, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 128.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hillshire as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full Hillshire Ratings Report.

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