Regeneron Rises On Unusually High Volume (REGN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 1.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up $11.34 (+4.8%) at $248.63 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Regeneron has a market cap of $20.63 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 38.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Regeneron 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Regeneron Ratings Report.

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