Northern Trust Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NTRS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $52.01, above its previous 52-week high of $51.85 with 75,651 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Northern Trust has a market cap of $12.42 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Northern Trust Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, and fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Northern Trust as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Northern Trust Ratings Report.

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