3. As of noon trading, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL) is up $0.42 (0.8%) to $49.60 on average volume Thus far, 304,502 shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 727,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.10-$49.74 after having opened the day at $49.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.18.

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report now.

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