Safeway Rises On Unusually High Volume (SWY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Safeway (NYSE: SWY) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 11 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.01 (+5.8%) at $18.47 as of 10:55 a.m. ET.

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Safeway has a market cap of $4.08 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Safeway as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Safeway Ratings Report.

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