Microchip Technology Rises On Unusually High Volume (MCHP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.65 (+7.8%) at $36.59 as of 12:42 p.m. ET.

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Microchip Technology has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of semiconductor products for embedded control applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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