Valspar Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VAL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $74.16, above its previous 52-week high of $74.11 with 56,987 shares traded as of 10:24 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 569,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Valspar has a market cap of $6.58 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 18% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Valspar Corporation manufactures and distributes various coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Coatings and Paints. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Valspar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Valspar Ratings Report.

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