Blackstone Group Reaches New 52-Week High (BX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $21.32, above its previous 52-week high of $21.09 with 547,773 shares traded as of 9:50 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Blackstone Group has a market cap of $11.32 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 34.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Blackstone Group L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management and financial advisory services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit Businesses, and Financial Advisory. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Blackstone Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Blackstone Group Ratings Report.

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