Bank Of America Reaches New 52-Week High (BAC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $12.46, above its previous 52-week high of $12.44 with 74.7 million shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 164.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Bank of America has a market cap of $130.49 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle market businesses, institutional investors, corporations, and governments in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of America as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Bank of America Ratings Report.

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