Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $767.43, above its previous 52-week high of $765.99 with 745,624 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.6 million shares over the past 30 days. Google has a market cap of $198.31 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Google Inc., a technology company, maintains an index of Web sites and other online content for users, advertisers, and Google network members and other content providers. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.4, above the average internet industry P/E ratio of 22.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Google 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Google Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.