Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.24, above its previous 52-week high of $18.97 with 4.9 million shares traded as of 1 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days. General Growth has a market cap of $17.54 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. General Growth Properties, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Other, and Master Planned Communities.
TheStreet Ratings rates General Growth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full General Growth Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.