NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- World Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq: WRLD) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it traded at $63.82 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $63.75. World Acceptance is changing hands at $63.82 with 110,293 shares traded as of 2:41 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 171,100 shares over the past 30 days.

World Acceptance has a market cap of $947.9 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

World Acceptance Corporation engages in small-loan consumer finance business. It offers short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services, as well as loans standardized by amount and maturity. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 15.8.
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TheStreet Ratings rates World Acceptance 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full World Acceptance Ratings Report.

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