Roper Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ROP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $108.97, above its previous 52-week high of $108.89 with 501,629 shares traded as of 2:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 465,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Roper has a market cap of $10.26 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Roper 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Roper Ratings Report.

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