Zimmer Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ZMH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Zimmer Holdings (NYSE: ZMH) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $76.76, above its previous 52-week high of $76.75 with 172,206 shares traded as of 10:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Zimmer has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of orthopedic reconstructive devices, spinal and trauma devices, biologics, dental implants, and related surgical products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Zimmer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Zimmer Ratings Report.

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