Gannett Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GCI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Gannett (NYSE: GCI) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $18.13, above its previous 52-week high of $18.05 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Gannett has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 31.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gannett Co., Inc. operates as a media and marketing solutions company in the United States and internationally. Its Publishing segment publishes 82 U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Gannett as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Gannett Ratings Report.

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