McGraw-Hill Companies Rises On Unusually High Volume (MHP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated (NYSE: MHP) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.29 (+2.4%) at $55.56 as of 11:55 a.m. ET.

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McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $14.86 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 19% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report.

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