Arthur J. Gallagher Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AJG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $42.86, above its previous 52-week high of $42.69 with 177,035 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 702,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Arthur J. Gallagher has a market cap of $5.37 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 22.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries provide insurance brokerage and risk management services to various commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental organizations. It operates in two segments, Brokerage and Risk Management. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Arthur J. Gallagher as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Arthur J. Gallagher Ratings Report.

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