NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Willis Group Holdings

(NYSE:

WSH

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it traded at $39.77 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $39.73. Willis Group is changing hands at $39.77 with 508,797 shares traded as of 2:52 p.m. ET. Average volume has been one million shares over the past 30 days.

Willis Group has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company and its subsidiaries provide a range of insurance and reinsurance broking, and risk management consulting services to clients in various industries, including aerospace, marine, construction, and energy. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.1.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Willis Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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