NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Intercontinental Hotels Group

(NYSE:

IHG

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $22.72, above its previous 52-week high of $22.68 with 175,118 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 433,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Intercontinental Hotels Group has a market cap of $5.94 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels and resorts. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 16.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Intercontinental Hotels Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

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