United Rises On Unusually High Volume (UTHR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 1.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.80 (+2.8%) at $66.78 as of 3:50 p.m. ET.

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United has a market cap of $3.09 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 15.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

United Therapeutics Corporation, a biotechnology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates United as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full United Ratings Report.

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