MeadWestvaco Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MWV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $37.79, above its previous 52-week high of $37.71 with 759,286 shares traded as of 12:57 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

MeadWestvaco has a market cap of $6.53 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MeadWestvaco Corporation provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, tobacco, and home and garden industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 31, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates MeadWestvaco 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 and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full MeadWestvaco Ratings Report.

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