NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Atheros Communications

(Nasdaq:

ATHR

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $44.98, above its previous 52-week high of $44.88 with 106,314 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 937,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Atheros has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

electronics

industry. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Atheros Communications, Inc. develops semiconductor system solutions for communication products. Its products include solutions for wireless local area network (WLAN), mobile WLAN, Ethernet, Bluetooth, global positioning system (GPS), and powerline communications. The company has a P/E ratio of 58.7, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Atheros 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, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Atheros Ratings Report

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