Torchmark Reaches New 52-Week High (TMK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $52.06, above its previous 52-week high of $52 with 98,711 shares traded as of 10:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 716,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Torchmark has a market cap of $4.91 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Torchmark Corporation, an insurance holding company, provides individual life and supplemental health insurance, and annuities, to middle income households in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 10.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Torchmark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Torchmark Ratings Report.

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