Rackspace Hosting Reaches New 52-Week High (RAX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $67.74, above its previous 52-week high of $67.50 with 690,457 shares traded as of 1:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $8.96 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 56.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. provides cloud computing services, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 100.1, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 98.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report.

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