NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Darling International (NYSE: DAR) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $15.50 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $15.40. Darling International is changing hands at $15.48 with 42,318 shares traded as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Darling International has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 28.6, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Darling International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance 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 Darling International Ratings Report.

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