NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Associated Estates Realty Corp (NYSE: AEC) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $17.40, above its previous 52-week high of $17.39 with 250,923 shares traded as of 1:46 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 208,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Associated Estates has a market cap of $697.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Engages in property acquisition, advisory, development, management, disposition, operation and ownership activities. As of Dec. 31, 2005, the company's portfolio consisted of a total of 111 properties in 11 states across the U.S.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Associated Estates as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full Associated Estates Ratings Report.

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