Lear Reaches New 52-Week High (LEA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $58.11, above its previous 52-week high of $56.89 with 118,122 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 985,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Lear has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lear Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seat systems, electrical distribution systems, and related components primarily to automotive original equipment manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Seating and Electrical Power Management Systems (EPMS). The company has a P/E ratio of 4.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lear as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. 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 Lear Ratings Report.

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