Silver Wheaton Rises On Unusually High Volume (SLW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 6.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.42 (+4.7%) at $31.66 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.

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Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $10.73 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Silver Wheaton Corp., a mining company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report.

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