Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Allstate (NYSE: ALL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $42.90, above its previous 52-week high of $42.81 with 604,027 shares traded as of 10:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.8 million shares over the past 30 days. Allstate has a market cap of $20.35 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the personal property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and retirement and investment products business primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Allstate as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Allstate Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.