Liberty Media Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LMCA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $114.87, above its previous 52-week high of $114.19 with 148,161 shares traded as of 10:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 694,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Liberty Media has a market cap of $12.24 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 42.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Liberty Media Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in media, communications, and entertainment businesses primarily in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, equal to the average media industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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