Windstream Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (WIN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 17.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down 48 cents (-5.7%) at $8.04 as of 11:15 a.m. ET.

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Windstream has a market cap of $4.96 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers managed services and cloud computing services to businesses, as well as broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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