Urban Outfitters Rises On Unusually High Volume (URBN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Urban Outfitters (Nasdaq: URBN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 4.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.80 (+4.4%) at $42.54 as of 2:01 p.m. ET.

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Urban Outfitters has a market cap of $6.01 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Urban Outfitters Inc. operates lifestyle specialty retail stores under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN brand names in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Urban Outfitters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Urban Outfitters Ratings Report.

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