Toyota Rises On Unusually High Volume (TM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.72 (+2.4%) at $117.20 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.

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Toyota has a market cap of $198.04 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Toyota Motor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of passenger cars, minivans, and commercial vehicles and related parts primarily in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toyota as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Toyota Ratings Report.

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