NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Heartland Payment Systems Incorporated

(NYSE:

HPY

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $22.13, above its previous 52-week high of $22.06 with 448,571 shares traded as of 11:28 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 322,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Heartland Payment Systems has a market cap of $751.2 million and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 25.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. provides bankcard payment processing services in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Heartland Payment Systems as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Heartland Payment Systems Ratings Report

.

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