NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Unitrin Incorporated (NYSE: UTR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $31.16 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $31.12. Unitrin is changing hands at $31.15 with 15,982 shares traded as of 10:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 192,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Unitrin has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Unitrin, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and automobile finance businesses primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Unitrin as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Unitrin Ratings Report.

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