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) -- Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $12.77 (+7.7%) at $177.68 as of 10:30 a.m. ET.
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Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.85 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Ralph Lauren Corporation engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle products. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.