NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Middleby Corporation

(Nasdaq:

MIDD

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $99.96, above its previous 52-week high of $99.90 with 98,037 shares traded as of 3:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 92,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Middleby has a market cap of $1.78 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Middleby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of commercial foodservice and food processing equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 21.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Middleby as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Middleby Ratings Report

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