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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Directv

(Nasdaq:

DTV

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $52.46, above its previous 52-week high of $52.40 with 1.4 million shares traded as of 12:29 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Directv has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 21.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment primarily in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 12.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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

Directv Ratings Report

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