Bristol-Myers Squibb Rises On Unusually High Volume (BMY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 17.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 91 cents (+2.6%) at $35.81 as of 3:21 p.m. ET.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb has a market cap of $57.53 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products that help patients prevail over serious diseases worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bristol-Myers Squibb as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Bristol-Myers Squibb Ratings Report.

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