L-3 Reaches New 52-Week High (LLL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE: LLL) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $74.84, above its previous 52-week high of $74.79 with 206,295 shares traded as of 1:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 564,900 shares over the past 30 days.

L-3 has a market cap of $7.11 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. provides command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems; aircraft modernization and maintenance; and government services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, equal to the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates L-3 as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full L-3 Ratings Report.

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