Georgia Gulf Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GGC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Georgia Gulf (NYSE: GGC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $47.06, above its previous 52-week high of $46.75 with 7,118 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 759,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Georgia Gulf has a market cap of $1.59 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 135.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Georgia Gulf Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of chemicals and building products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlorovinyls, Building Products, and Aromatics. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Georgia Gulf as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Georgia Gulf Ratings Report.

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