Martin Marietta Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MLM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE: MLM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $110, above its previous 52-week high of $109.85 with 14,567 shares traded as of 9:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 413,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Martin Marietta has a market cap of $4.97 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of aggregates for the construction industry primarily in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Islands. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Martin Marietta Ratings Report.

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