2. As of noon trading, PPG Industries ( PPG) is up $0.90 (0.6%) to $160.06 on light volume. Thus far, 234,737 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 701,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.92-$161.13 after having opened the day at $159.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.16.

PPG Industries, Inc. operates as a coatings and specialty products company. PPG Industries has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 17.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PPG Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PPG Industries Ratings Report now.

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