NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

ViroPharma

(Nasdaq:

VPHM

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $32.82, above its previous 52-week high of $32.70 with 274,171 shares traded as of 10:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

ViroPharma has a market cap of $2.08 billion and is part of the

health care

sector and

drugs

industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

ViroPharma Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products that address serious diseases in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 20.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates ViroPharma 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

ViroPharma Ratings Report

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