NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Mercadolibre

(Nasdaq:

MELI

) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $102.25, above its previous 52-week high of $101.88 with 231,921 shares traded as of 11:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 660,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Mercadolibre has a market cap of $3.91 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MercadoLibre, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, hosts online commerce and payments platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide its users with mechanisms to buy, sell, pay for, and collect on e-commerce transactions. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.1, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 54.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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 compelling growth in net income. 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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