GlaxoSmithKline Stock Hits New 52-Week High (GSK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $52.76, above its previous 52-week high of $52.65 with 1.4 million shares traded as of 11:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

GlaxoSmithKline has a market cap of $140.93 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

GlaxoSmithKline plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related consumer products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates GlaxoSmithKline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full GlaxoSmithKline Ratings Report.

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