3. As of noon trading, Ametek ( AME) is down $0.54 (-1.2%) to $45.03 on heavy volume. Thus far, 837,731 shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.94-$45.93 after having opened the day at $45.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.57.

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 $10.9 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ametek Ratings Report now.

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