Cubist Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CBST)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $49.53, above its previous 52-week high of $49.48 with 795,239 shares traded as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 754,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Cubist has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, below the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 33.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cubist 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, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Cubist Ratings Report.

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