NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $39.66, above its previous 52-week high of $39.28 with 448,425 shares traded as of 3:32 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 925,600 shares over the past 30 days.

DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets dental consumable products, dental laboratory products, and dental specialty products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full DENTSPLY International Ratings Report.

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