Rock-Tenn Stock Hits New 52-Week High (RKT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $97.09, above its previous 52-week high of $94.23 with 59,497 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 609,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Rock-Tenn has a market cap of $6.43 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 34.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells corrugated and consumer packaging products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and China. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rock-Tenn 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, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Rock-Tenn Ratings Report.

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