Everest Re Group Reaches New 52-Week High (RE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Everest Re Group (NYSE: RE) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $128.40, above its previous 52-week high of $128.37 with 119,981 shares traded as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 349,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Everest Re Group has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Everest Re Group, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites reinsurance and insurance in the United States (U.S.), Bermuda, and international markets. It operates in four segments: U.S. Reinsurance, Insurance, International, and Bermuda. The U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Everest Re Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Everest Re Group Ratings Report.

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