JPMorgan Chase Reaches New 52-Week High (JPM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $51.03, above its previous 52-week high of $51 with 9.7 million shares traded as of 11:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 24 million shares over the past 30 days.

JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $187.74 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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 JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report.

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