NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- United Stationers (Nasdaq: USTR) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it traded at $71.97 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $71.26. United Stationers is changing hands at $71.80 with 88,797 shares traded as of 12:04 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 147,100 shares over the past 30 days.

United Stationers has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

United Stationers Inc., through its principal subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., engages in the wholesale distribution of business products in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Stationers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, 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 United Stationers Ratings Report.

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