Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $66.39, above its previous 52-week high of $66.38 with 70,837 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 597,500 shares over the past 30 days.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $66.39, above its previous 52-week high of $66.38 with 70,837 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 597,500 shares over the past 30 days. Valspar has a market cap of $5.89 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. The Valspar Corporation manufactures and distributes various coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Coatings and Paints. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Valspar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Valspar Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.