NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cash America International (NYSE: CSH) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $42.65 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $42.56. Cash America International is changing hands at $42.53 with 40,855 shares traded as of 10:26 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 193,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Cash America International has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals primarily in the United States and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Pawn Lending, Cash Advance, and Check Cashing. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 11.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cash America 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, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Cash America International Ratings Report.

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