Life Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LIFE)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Life Technologies (Nasdaq: LIFE) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $73.83, above its previous 52-week high of $73.79 with 1.6 million shares traded as of 12:21 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Life has a market cap of $12.58 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 50.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Life Technologies Corporation operates as a life sciences company. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Life 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, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Life Ratings Report.

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