3. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts ( PCP) is down $2.30 (-1.0%) to $219.36 on light volume Thus far, 105,860 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 642,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $219.24-$221.62 after having opened the day at $221.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $221.66.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures metal components and products worldwide. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Precision Castparts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report now.

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