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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Google

(Nasdaq:

GOOG

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $679.46, above its previous 52-week high of $678.87 with 1.4 million shares traded as of 3:05 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Google has a market cap of $168.25 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

internet

industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Google Inc., a technology company, maintains an index of Web sites and other online content for users, advertisers, and Google network members and other content providers. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2, above the average internet industry P/E ratio of 19 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Google as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Google Ratings Report

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