Maxim Integrated Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MXIM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq: MXIM) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $30.30, above its previous 52-week high of $30.28 with 1.6 million shares traded as of 2:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Maxim Integrated has a market cap of $8.69 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. engages in designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides various high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Maxim Integrated 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels 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 Maxim Integrated Ratings Report.

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