J.M. Smucker Reaches New 52-Week High (SJM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $83.20, above its previous 52-week high of $81.97 with 211,268 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 576,300 shares over the past 30 days.

J.M. Smucker has a market cap of $8.48 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The J. M. Smucker Company engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 18.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.M. Smucker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full J.M. Smucker Ratings Report.

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