West Marine Inc. (WMAR) experienced unusually high volume on Feb. 16, as the stock gained 1.64% to a closing price of $8.07. The stock saw 76,342 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 498 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 45,200 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.
West Marine Inc. has a P/B ratio of 0.64. It also has a P/E ratio of 37.8. The stock has traded between $12.95 and $7.65 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $8.54, and its 200-day SMA $9.18.
West Marine Inc is a specialty retailer. It offers a selection of core boating and water recreation products, primarily serving the needs of boat owners and professionals who provide services to them.
Headquartered in Watsonville, CA, West Marine Inc. has 3,642 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Matthew L. Hyde.
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