NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $26.45 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $26.42. Deluxe is changing hands at $26.43 with 157,162 shares traded as of 12:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 440,800 shares over the past 30 days.

Deluxe has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Deluxe Corporation provides various personalized printed products, promotional products, and merchandising materials to small businesses and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deluxe as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Deluxe Ratings Report.

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