AutoZone Rises On Unusually High Volume (AZO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $10.88 (+3%) at $368.72 as of 3 p.m. ET.

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AutoZone has a market cap of $13.38 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AutoZone, Inc. engages in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full AutoZone Ratings Report.

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