Mobile Telesystems OJSC Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MBT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mobile Telesystems OJSC (NYSE: MBT) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $19.80, above its previous 52-week high of $19.76 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 10:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Mobile Telesystems OJSC has a market cap of $18.27 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services primarily in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, and Belarus. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 11.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mobile Telesystems OJSC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full Mobile Telesystems OJSC Ratings Report.

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