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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- XL Group (NYSE: XL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $23.41, above its previous 52-week high of $23.37 with 748,460 shares traded as of 11:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

XL Group has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 15% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance coverages to industrial, commercial, and professional firms, as well as insurance companies and other enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Life Operations.

TheStreet Ratings rates XL Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full XL Group Ratings Report.

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