Meritage Homes Reaches New 52-Week High (MTH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $50.59, above its previous 52-week high of $50.50 with 337,785 shares traded as of 2 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 627,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Meritage Homes has a market cap of $1.76 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 30% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Meritage Homes Corporation engages in designing and building single-family detached homes. It offers a range of homes for various homebuyers, including first-time, move-up, active adult, and luxury. The company provides its homes under the Meritage Homes and Monterey Homes names. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Meritage Homes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Meritage Homes Ratings Report.

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