NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Darling International (NYSE: DAR) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $14.73 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $14.69. Darling International is changing hands at $14.73 with 321,910 shares traded as of 12:10 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 926,100 shares over the past 30 days. Darling International has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Darling International Inc. provides rendering, recycling, and recovery solutions to the food industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Rendering and Restaurant Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.9, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 27.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darling International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Darling International Ratings Report.