Companhia De Bebidas Das Americas Ambev Rises On Unusually High Volume (ABV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev (NYSE: ABV) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 5.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.08 (+3.2%) at $34.82 as of 3:31 p.m. ET.

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Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev has a market cap of $109.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. It provides carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, and ready-to-drink teas. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Ambev Ratings Report.

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