HJ Heinz Stock Hits New 52-Week High (HNZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- HJ Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $72.69, above its previous 52-week high of $72.61 with nine million shares traded as of 3:59 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

HJ Heinz has a market cap of $23.13 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

H. J. Heinz Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets food products for consumers, and foodservice and institutional customers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates HJ Heinz as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 HJ Heinz Ratings Report.

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