Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Plum Creek Timber (NYSE: PCL) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $52.72, above its previous 52-week high of $52.68 with 48,717 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 768,500 shares over the past 30 days. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.