Pharmacyclics Stock Hits New 52-Week High (PCYC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pharmacyclics Incorporated (Nasdaq: PCYC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $64.70, above its previous 52-week high of $64.69 with 363,749 shares traded as of 2:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Pharmacyclics has a market cap of $3.89 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 318% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Pharmacyclics, Inc. operates as a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on discovering, developing, and commercializing small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and immune mediated diseases. The company has a P/E ratio of 281.6, below the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 281.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pharmacyclics as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Pharmacyclics Ratings Report.

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