Big Lots Rises On Unusually High Volume (BIG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.65 (+5.5%) at $31.41 as of 2:51 p.m. ET.

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Big Lots has a market cap of $1.72 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Big Lots as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Big Lots Ratings Report.

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