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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- IPG Photonics Corporation (Nasdaq: IPGP) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $64.84, above its previous 52-week high of $64.75 with 53,050 shares traded as of 9:59 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 618,300 shares over the past 30 days.

IPG Photonics has a market cap of $3.23 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 86.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

IPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers. The company has a P/E ratio of 24, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates IPG Photonics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full IPG Photonics Ratings Report.

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