Martin Marietta Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MLM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE: MLM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $100.21, above its previous 52-week high of $100.03 with 14,162 shares traded as of 9:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 396,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Martin Marietta has a market cap of $4.53 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of aggregates for the construction industry primarily in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Islands. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance 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 Martin Marietta Ratings Report.

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