Assurant Reaches New 52-Week High (AIZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $50.63, above its previous 52-week high of $50.31 with 164,288 shares traded as of 12:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 829,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Assurant has a market cap of $3.84 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 43.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Assurant as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Assurant Ratings Report.

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