Rockwood Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ROC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $67.55, above its previous 52-week high of $67.53 with 96,254 shares traded as of 11:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 980,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Rockwood has a market cap of $5.18 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 36.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals and advanced materials for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the United States, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwood as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Rockwood Ratings Report.

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