Lions Gate Entertainment Rises On Unusually High Volume (LGF)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: LGF) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.01 (+7.2%) at $30.04 as of 11:26 a.m. ET.

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Lions Gate Entertainment has a market cap of $3.84 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 70.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. You can view the full Lions Gate Entertainment Ratings Report.

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