PPG Reaches New 52-Week High (PPG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $148.77, above its previous 52-week high of $148.56 with 497,640 shares traded as of 1:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

PPG has a market cap of $20.99 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

PPG Industries, Inc. operates as a coatings and specialty products company. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates PPG as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full PPG Ratings Report.

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