Bebe Reaches New 52-Week High (BEBE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- bebe stores (Nasdaq: BEBE) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $8.66, above its previous 52-week high of $8.58 with 19,863 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 427,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Bebe has a market cap of $698.5 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

bebe stores, inc. engages in the design, development, and production of women's apparel and accessories. Its products include a range of separates, tops, dresses, active wear, and accessories in career, evening, casual, and active lifestyle categories. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.8, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 276.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates bebe as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full bebe Ratings Report.

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