Coinstar Rises On Unusually High Volume (CSTR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Coinstar (Nasdaq: CSTR) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 5.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.3 times its average daily volume and trading up $3.88 (+9%) at $47.11 as of 1:10 p.m. ET.

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Coinstar has a market cap of $1.37 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Coinstar, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Coinstar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Coinstar Ratings Report.

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