1. As of noon trading, Silver Wheaton Corporation ( SLW) is down $0.35 (-1.4%) to $24.21 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Silver Wheaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.07-$24.63 after having opened the day at $24.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.56.

Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as silver and gold streaming company worldwide. The company has 20 long-term purchase agreements associated with silver and gold relating to 23 mining assets. Silver Wheaton Corporation has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 31.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton Corporation 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Silver Wheaton Corporation Ratings Report now.

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