NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Aaron's

(NYSE:

AAN

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $25.17 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $25.13. Aaron's is changing hands at $25.18 with 324,343 shares traded as of 2:57 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 550,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Aaron's has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

specialty retail

industry. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential and office furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 16.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Aaron's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

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