3. As of noon trading, Ametek ( AME) is down $0.36 (-0.8%) to $42.37 on light volume Thus far, 368,085 shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.25-$42.70 after having opened the day at $42.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.73.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group and Electromechanical Group. Ametek has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ametek Ratings Report now.

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