NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $34.81, above its previous 52-week high of $34.75 with 12,032 shares traded as of 10:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 165,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Papa John's International has a market cap of $841 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Papa John's International, Inc. operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States. The company also operates dine-in and restaurant-based delivery restaurants in certain international markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Papa John's 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Papa John's International Ratings Report.

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