NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Wal-Mart Stores

(NYSE:

WMT

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $65.55, above its previous 52-week high of $65.50 with 3.4 million shares traded as of 10:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 10.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $222.1 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. It operates retail stores, restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, Sam's Clubs, and neighborhood markets, as well as walmart.com; and samsclub.com. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase 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

Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report

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