NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $8.09, above its previous 52-week high of $8.05 with 1.2 million shares traded as of 12:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

CNO Financial Group has a market cap of $2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and administration of supplemental health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.
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TheStreet Ratings rates CNO Financial Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full CNO Financial Group Ratings Report.

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