Pentair Stock Hits New 52-Week High (PNR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $44.96, above its previous 52-week high of $44.87 with 505,411 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Pentair has a market cap of $4.42 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pentair, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Pentair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Pentair Ratings Report.

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