Illinois Tool Works Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ITW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $63.38, above its previous 52-week high of $63.33 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 2:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $29.02 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures various industrial products and equipment worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report.

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