Covance Reaches New 52-Week High (CVD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Covance (NYSE: CVD) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $70.23, above its previous 52-week high of $69.80 with 405,281 shares traded as of 3:21 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 480,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Covance has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Covance Inc., a drug development services company, provides various early-stage and late-stage product development services primarily to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries primarily in the United States and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 41, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Covance as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Covance Ratings Report.

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