3. As of noon trading, McGraw-Hill Companies ( MHP) is up $1.59 (3.2%) to $52.05 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of McGraw-Hill Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.33-$52.38 after having opened the day at $50.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.46.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate McGraw-Hill Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report now.

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