Mead Johnson Nutrition Rises On Unusually High Volume (MJN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 3.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.44 (+3.5%) at $72.94 as of 3:21 p.m. ET.

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Mead Johnson Nutrition has a market cap of $14.52 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, distributes, and sells infant formulas, children's nutrition, and other nutritional products. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mead Johnson Nutrition as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Mead Johnson Nutrition Ratings Report.

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