NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- First Cash Financial Services (Nasdaq: FCFS) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $52.07, above its previous 52-week high of $52.06 with 138,903 shares traded as of 11:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 335,800 shares over the past 30 days.

First Cash Financial Services has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 65.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. operates retail-based pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 22.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates First Cash Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full First Cash Financial Services Ratings Report.

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