NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Parexel International Corporation

(Nasdaq:

PRXL

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $26.96, above its previous 52-week high of $26.89 with 87,114 shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 662,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Parexel International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Parexel International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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