Axis Rises On Unusually High Volume (AXS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Axis Capital Holdings (NYSE: AXS) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.04 (+2.5%) at $43.52 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Axis has a market cap of $5.12 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited provides specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Axis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Axis Ratings Report.

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