Charles Schwab Stock Hits New 52-Week High (SCHW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $17.44, above its previous 52-week high of $17.41 with 5.1 million shares traded as of 12:51 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 10.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Charles Schwab has a market cap of $21.44 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services to individuals and institutional clients. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share 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 Charles Schwab Ratings Report.

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