Forest Rises On Unusually High Volume (FRX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Forest Laboratories (NYSE: FRX) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with three million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.50 (+3.6%) at $43.07 as of 1:56 p.m. ET.

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Forest has a market cap of $11.01 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 17.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells branded forms of ethical drug products primarily in the United States and Europe.

TheStreet Ratings rates Forest as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Forest Ratings Report.

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