Ametek Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AME)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ametek (NYSE: AME) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $35.23, above its previous 52-week high of $35.20 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 4:02 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Ametek has a market cap of $8.37 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group and Electromechanical Group. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 21.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Ametek Ratings Report.

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