Lamar Advertising Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LAMR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $37.89, above its previous 52-week high of $37.85 with 593,571 shares traded as of 12:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Lamar Advertising has a market cap of $2.94 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 36% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lamar Advertising Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides outdoor advertising services. Its outdoor advertising displays include billboards, such as bulletins, posters, and digital billboards; and logo signs to advertise nearby gas, food, camping, lodging, and other attractions. The company has a P/E ratio of 3743, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lamar Advertising as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. You can view the full Lamar Advertising Ratings Report.

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