NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Belden

(NYSE:

BDC

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $40.42, above its previous 52-week high of $40.41 with 147,109 shares traded as of 3:28 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 267,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Belden has a market cap of $1.84 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in various markets, including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 13.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Belden as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Belden Ratings Report

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