NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Dollar Tree Stores

(Nasdaq:

DLTR

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $79.09, above its previous 52-week high of $77.76 with 111,630 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 35.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise primarily at the fixed price of $1.00. The company operates its stores under the names of Dollar Tree, Deal$, Dollar Tree Deal$, Dollar Giant, and Dollar Bills. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full

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