Lamar Advertising Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LAMR)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lamar Advertising (Nasdaq: LAMR) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $48.02, above its previous 52-week high of $47.91 with 140,199 shares traded as of 12 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 812,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Lamar Advertising has a market cap of $3.77 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 23.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lamar Advertising Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides outdoor advertising services. Its outdoor advertising displays include billboards, such as bulletins, posters, and digital billboards; and logo signs to advertise nearby gas, food, camping, lodging, and other attractions. The company has a P/E ratio of 477.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lamar Advertising as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. You can view the full Lamar Advertising Ratings Report.

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