Lear Reaches New 52-Week High (LEA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $50.58, above its previous 52-week high of $50.51 with 785,672 shares traded as of 2:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 861,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Lear has a market cap of $4.78 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lear Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seat systems, electrical distribution systems, and related components primarily to automotive original equipment manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Seating and Electrical Power Management Systems (EPMS). The company has a P/E ratio of nine, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lear as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Lear Ratings Report.

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