NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Body Central

(Nasdaq:

BODY

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $28.98, above its previous 52-week high of $28.93 with 115,870 shares traded as of 3:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 139,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Body Central has a market cap of $400.1 million and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Body Central Corp. operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the South, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 24.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Body Central as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full

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