NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Cash America International

(NYSE:

CSH

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $49.29, above its previous 52-week high of $49.21 with 3,323 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 245,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Cash America International has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

financial services

industry. Shares are up 32.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals primarily in the United States and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Pawn Lending, Cash Advance, and Check Cashing. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cash America International 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 solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Cash America International Ratings Report

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