Weyerhaeuser Reaches New 52-Week High (WY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $24.07, above its previous 52-week high of $23.99 with 1.6 million shares traded as of 11:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $12.65 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 27.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.5, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 36.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report.

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