NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq: ALGT) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $55.72, above its previous 52-week high of $55.38 with 28,176 shares traded as of 11:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 93,300 shares over the past 30 days. Allegiant Travel has a market cap of $1.03 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Allegiant Travel Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a leisure travel company in the United States. It focuses on transporting travelers in small cities to leisure destinations, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, and Ft. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 20.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Allegiant Travel 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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. You can view the full Allegiant Travel Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.