Valspar Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VAL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $62.70, above its previous 52-week high of $62.68 with 211,144 shares traded as of 11:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 689,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Valspar has a market cap of $5.59 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 58.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Valspar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. 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 Valspar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Valspar Ratings Report.

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