Roper Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ROP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $116.07, above its previous 52-week high of $115.88 with 140,265 shares traded as of 10:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 458,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Roper has a market cap of $11.23 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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

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