NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: BPFH) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $8.16, above its previous 52-week high of $8.12 with 177,630 shares traded as of 12:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 798,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Boston Private Financial has a market cap of $599.9 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the multi-bank holding company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 85.4, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 48.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Private Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Boston Private Financial Ratings Report.

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