2. As of noon trading, PPG Industries ( PPG) is up $0.75 (0.6%) to $125.30 on average volume Thus far, 503,601 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 866,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.25-$125.85 after having opened the day at $124.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.55.

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and supplies protective and decorative coatings. PPG Industries has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PPG Industries 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full PPG Industries Ratings Report now.

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