Virgin Media Rises On Unusually High Volume (VMED)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Virgin Media (Nasdaq: VMED) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 18.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 5.4 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.09 (+2.4%) at $45.98 as of 2:26 p.m. ET.

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Virgin Media has a market cap of $12.24 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom.

TheStreet Ratings rates Virgin Media as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Virgin Media Ratings Report.

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