NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Vitamin Shoppe

(NYSE:

VSI

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $48.54, above its previous 52-week high of $48.39 with 94,953 shares traded as of 12:04 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 301,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Vitamin Shoppe has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

specialty retail

industry. Shares are up 19% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.2, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Vitamin Shoppe as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Vitamin Shoppe Ratings Report

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