MetroPCS Rises On Unusually High Volume (PCS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 13.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up 22 cents (+2%) at $11.18 as of 2:31 p.m. ET.

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MetroPCS has a market cap of $4.05 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MetroPCS Communications, Inc., a wireless telecommunications carrier, together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless broadband mobile services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates MetroPCS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full MetroPCS Ratings Report.

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