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) -- United Rentals (NYSE: URI) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $56.29, above its previous 52-week high of $56.18 with 120,434 shares traded as of 9:51 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days. United Rentals has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent to customers comprising construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full United Rentals Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.