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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- World Acceptance Corporation (Nasdaq: WRLD) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $65.94 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $65.92. World Acceptance is changing hands at $65.62 with 1,679 shares traded as of 9:32 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 172,400 shares over the past 30 days. World Acceptance has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 12.3, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.