Rock-Tenn Rises On Unusually High Volume (RKT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 1.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $3.91 (+4.9%) at $83.47 as of 12:50 p.m. ET.

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Rock-Tenn has a market cap of $5.94 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Rock-Tenn Ratings Report.

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