NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Advance America Cash Advance Centers (NYSE: AEA) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $9.39, above its previous 52-week high of $9.32 with 352,353 shares traded as of 1:34 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 534,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Advance America Cash Advance Centers has a market cap of $555.7 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 61.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. provides cash advance services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Advance America Cash Advance Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Advance America Cash Advance Centers Ratings Report.

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