NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $41.90, above its previous 52-week high of $41.87 with 241,395 shares traded as of 10:33 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 988,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Willis Group has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 19.8% 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 24.7, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Willis Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Willis Group Ratings Report.

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