NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

tw telecom inc

(Nasdaq:

TWTC

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $25.47, above its previous 52-week high of $25.45 with 490,374 shares traded as of 2:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Tw telecom inc has a market cap of $3.81 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

telecommunications

industry. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

tw telecom inc. engages in the provision of managed network services in the United States. The company offers data networking, converged, Internet protocol based virtual private network (IP VPN), and Internet access services. The company has a P/E ratio of 57.5, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 58.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates tw telecom inc as a

buy

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

tw telecom inc Ratings Report

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