NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Papa John's International

(Nasdaq:

PZZA

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $36.78, above its previous 52-week high of $36.74 with 42,787 shares traded as of 12:55 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 159,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Papa John's International has a market cap of $886.3 million and is part of the

services

sector and

leisure

industry. Shares are up 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States. The company also operates dine-in and restaurant-based delivery restaurants in certain international markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Papa John's International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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