Hillshire Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (HSH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down 83 cents (-2.3%) at $34.74 as of 12:11 p.m. ET.

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Hillshire has a market cap of $4.41 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Hillshire Brands Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hillshire as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Hillshire Ratings Report.

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