XL Group Reaches New 52-Week High (XL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- XL Group (NYSE: XL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $25.79, above its previous 52-week high of $25.78 with 1.2 million shares traded as of 2:06 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

XL Group has a market cap of $7.61 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance coverages to industrial, commercial, and professional firms, as well as insurance companies and other enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Life Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 149, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates XL Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full XL Group Ratings Report.

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