Hillshire Reaches New 52-Week High (HSH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $31, above its previous 52-week high of $30.99 with two million shares traded as of 1:31 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Hillshire has a market cap of $3.74 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Hillshire Brands Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 234.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hillshire as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full Hillshire Ratings Report.

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