NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Casey's General Stores (Nasdaq: CASY) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $45.89, above its previous 52-week high of $45.75 with 62,943 shares traded as of 11:21 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 270,000 shares over the past 30 days.

Casey's General Stores has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Casey's General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the names of Casey's General Store , HandiMart , and Just Diesel in the Midwestern states. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Casey's General Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. 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 Casey's General Stores Ratings Report.

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