Silver Wheaton Reaches New 52-Week High (SLW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $40.93, above its previous 52-week high of $40.91 with two million shares traded as of 11:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $13.89 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 35.6% 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 24.5, 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report.

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