NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BRF - Brasil Foods (NYSE: BRFS) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $20.88, above its previous 52-week high of $20.87 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 12:51 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

BRF - Brasil has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

BRF - Brasil Foods S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells poultry, pork, beef cuts, milk, dairy products, and processed food products in Brazil and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.3, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 18.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BRF - Brasil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full BRF - Brasil Ratings Report.

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