NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Retail Opportunity Investments

(Nasdaq:

ROIC

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $11.97, above its previous 52-week high of $11.95 with 291,399 shares traded as of 12:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 391,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Retail Opportunity Investments has a market cap of $499.5 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. engages in investing in, acquiring, owning, and managing commercial real estate in the United States. Its portfolio of retail properties include community and neighborhood shopping centers anchored by national or regional supermarkets and drugstores. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.3, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 40.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Retail Opportunity Investments 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

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