BancorpSouth Stock Hits New 52-Week High (BXS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $14.36, above its previous 52-week high of $14.35 with 403,333 shares traded as of 1:39 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 640,900 shares over the past 30 days.

BancorpSouth has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates BancorpSouth as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full BancorpSouth Ratings Report.

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