West Marine Inc. (WMAR) Jumps 5.15% on January 22

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West Marine Inc. (WMAR) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Friday January 22 as the stock popped 5.15% to $8.78, representing a gain of $0.43 per share. Some 102,818 shares traded hands on 383 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 42,282 shares out of a total float of 24.7 million. The stock opened at $8.52 and traded with an intraday range of $8.90 to $8.23.

After today's gains, West Marine Inc. reached a market cap of $216.84 million. West Marine Inc. has had a trading range between $12.95 and $7.65 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $8.86 and a 200-day SMA of $9.32.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 39.8.

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.

West Marine Inc. is based out of Watsonville, CA and has some 3,642 employees. Its CEO is Matthew L. Hyde.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of West Marine Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for WMAR. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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