NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Equity Lifestyle Properties Incorporated

(NYSE:

ELS

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $68.46, above its previous 52-week high of $68.44 with 223,592 shares traded as of 3:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 361,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Equity Lifestyle has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm engages in the ownership and operation of lifestyle oriented properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.8, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 49.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Equity Lifestyle as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Equity Lifestyle Ratings Report

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