Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE:SLW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $40.49, above its previous 52-week high of $40.36 with 4.5 million shares traded as of 1:36 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.4 million shares over the past 30 days.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $40.49, above its previous 52-week high of $40.36 with 4.5 million shares traded as of 1:36 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.4 million shares over the past 30 days. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $13.73 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 34% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Silver Wheaton Corp., a mining company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Silver Wheaton Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.