Torchmark Stock Hits New 52-Week High (TMK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $59.81, above its previous 52-week high of $59.75 with 481,648 shares traded as of 3:57 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 553,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Torchmark has a market cap of $5.54 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Torchmark Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various life and health insurance products, and annuities in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The company operates in three segments: Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Torchmark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Torchmark Ratings Report.

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