NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cash America International (NYSE: CSH) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $50.60, above its previous 52-week high of $50.52 with 9,938 shares traded as of 10:04 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 244,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Cash America International has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 35.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals primarily in the United States and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Pawn Lending, Cash Advance, and Check Cashing. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Cash America International 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, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Cash America International Ratings Report.

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