Plum Creek Timber Stock Hits New 52-Week High (PCL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Plum Creek Timber (NYSE: PCL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $53.71, above its previous 52-week high of $53.68 with 245,762 shares traded as of 12:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 776,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $8.67 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report.

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