Body Central Stock Hits New 52-Week High (BODY)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Body Central (Nasdaq: BODY) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $29.74, above its previous 52-week high of $29.49 with 57,937 shares traded as of 11:58 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 200,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Body Central has a market cap of $456.8 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Body Central Corp. operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the south, mid-Atlantic, and midwest regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Body Central as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Body Central Ratings Report.

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