NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated

(NYSE:

MHP

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $47.96, above its previous 52-week high of $47.85 with 242,311 shares traded as of 10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

McGraw-Hill Companies has a market cap of $13.65 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

media

industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 16.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

McGraw-Hill Companies Ratings Report

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