People's United Financial Reaches New 52-Week High (PBCT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- People's United Financial (Nasdaq: PBCT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $13.60, above its previous 52-week high of $13.58 with 261,234 shares traded as of 9:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

People's United Financial has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank that provides commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates People's United Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full People's United Financial Ratings Report.

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