Questcor Rises On Unusually High Volume (QCOR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: QCOR) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 3.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $4.17 (+9.9%) at $46.28 as of 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Questcor has a market cap of $2.19 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 57.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, provides drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, nephrotic syndrome, and infantile spasms indications. It primarily offers H.P. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Questcor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Questcor Ratings Report.

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