2. As of noon trading, SanDisk ( SNDK) is up $1.47 (2.9%) to $51.50 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of SanDisk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.18-$51.94 after having opened the day at $50.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.03.

Sandisk Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures NAND flash memory storage solutions that are used in various consumer electronics products. SanDisk has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate SanDisk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SanDisk 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, good cash flow from operations, 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. Get the full SanDisk Ratings Report now.

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