Allergan Rises On Unusually High Volume (AGN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Allergan (NYSE: AGN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $3.29 (+3.3%) at $101.96 as of 10:58 a.m. ET.

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Allergan has a market cap of $33.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Allergan, Inc. operates as a multi-specialty healthcare company primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Allergan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Allergan Ratings Report.

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