Sprint Nextel Rises On Unusually High Volume (S)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 78.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.01 (+16.2%) at $7.23 as of 9:30 a.m. ET.

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Sprint Nextel has a market cap of $18.85 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sprint Nextel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers a range of wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sprint Nextel as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Sprint Nextel Ratings Report.

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