Warner Chilcott Rises On Unusually High Volume (WCRX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 9.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.3 times its average daily volume and trading up 36 cents (+2.4%) at $15.37 as of 11:16 a.m. ET.

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Warner Chilcott has a market cap of $3.76 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company, a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, promotion, and franchise of branded pharmaceutical products focusing on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, urology, and dermatology markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Warner Chilcott as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Warner Chilcott Ratings Report.

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