NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ametek (NYSE: AME) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $44.91, above its previous 52-week high of $44.83 with 575,826 shares traded as of 10:01 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 591,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Ametek has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group and Electromechanical Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Ametek Ratings Report.

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