NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Big Lots

(NYSE:

BIG

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $43.54 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $43.38. Big Lots is changing hands at $43.39 with 73,613 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Big Lots has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 40.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broad line closeout retailer in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Big Lots as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share 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. You can view the full

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