NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Hansen Natural Corporation

(Nasdaq:

HANS

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $59.34 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $58.48. Hansen Natural is changing hands at $59.19 with 339,920 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 815,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Hansen Natural has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Hansen Natural Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 24, equal to the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hansen Natural 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and solid stock price performance. 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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