Warner Chilcott Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (WCRX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 10.4% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $14.19 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $12.72.

The average volume for Warner Chilcott has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Warner Chilcott has a market cap of $3.53 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Warner Chilcott plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development, manufacture, and promotion of branded pharmaceutical products in women's healthcare, gastroenterology, dermatology, and urology segments in North America and western Europe markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Warner Chilcott as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Warner Chilcott Ratings Report.

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