Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Rises On Unusually High Volume (VRX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 3.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.69 (+3%) at $57.06 as of 3:55 p.m. ET.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has a market cap of $16.85 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. The company has a P/E ratio of 691, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Ratings Report.

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