Constellation Reaches New 52-Week High (STZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $32.65, above its previous 52-week high of $32.60 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 1:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Constellation has a market cap of $4.58 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 55.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Constellation Brands, Inc. produces and markets beverage alcohol in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 13.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Constellation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Constellation Ratings Report.

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